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The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited LSW Industries, Inc., of 11207 Clyde Savannah Road, Clyde, New York, and proposed penalties of $42,500 against the firm for 30 alleged serious violations and 14 alleged other-than-serious violations of OSHA standards. The company has until August 12 to contest the citations.
According to OSHA area director Diane M. Brayden, the action results from an investigation conducted from February 3 through July 16 under a local OSHA program that emphasizes woodworking industries. LSW Industries manufactures wooden pallets.
The alleged serious violations for which the employer was cited included:
Alleged other-than-serious violations for which the firm was cited included not keeping aisles and passageways clear and in good repair, not displaying floor loading sign and exit signs, and not having a respiratory protection program. Others included using extension cords as permanent wiring, failure to label circuit breakers in electrical panels, and failure to identify the contents of containers of chemicals.
A serious violation is defined as a condition which exists where there is a substantial possibility that death or serious physical harm can result. An other-than-serious violation is a hazardous condition that would probably not cause death or serious physical harm but would have a direct and immediate relationship to the safety and health of employees.
The investigation was conducted by OSHA's Syracuse area office, located at 3300 Vickery Road, North Syracuse, New York, telephone (315) 451-0808.
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