This article details last quarter’s OSHA citations for Region 6. The OSH Act represents legal obligations for companies to follow safety rules. Additionally, Texas Safety Professionals believes companies have a moral obligation to follow safety rules for the protection of their employees. Following proper health and safety standards will maintain employee morale and avoid incidents/accidents which can have a negative financial and moral impact on organizations.
The following Region 6 companies cited by OSHA during Q1 of 2019:
Bruce Food Corporation │ Fined $194,350
The El Paso-based company was cited after an employee suffered an amputation. Bruce Food Corporation had numerous safety violations which resulted in 12 serious citations. Violations were related to moving machine parts and slippery areas. They were cited for:
Tap Rack Bank Indoor Shooting Range │ Fined $214,387
The Killeen-based company was cited due to the presence of unsafe levels of lead at its facility. Tap Rack Bank Indoor Shooting Range had numerous safety violations which resulted in 12 citations to include: serious, willful, and other-than-serious citations. Violations were related to unsafe lead levels and damaged personal protective equipment. They were cited for:
RKM Utility Services Inc │ Fined $422,006
The Dallas-based company was cited after an employee died after exposure to dangerous levels of the gas while working in a trench. RKM Utility Services Inc had numerous safety violations which resulted in 4 citations to include 2 serious and 2 willful citations. Violations were related to unsafe levels of gas. They were cited for:
Check out OSHA’s Region 6 News Releases for up-to-date information on violations within the region.
The OSH Act of 1970 places responsibility on the employer to provide a safe and healthful workplace for employees.
Companies are permitted 15 business days from the receipt of citations and proposed penalties to comply with the citations’ directives, to request an informal conference with OSHA’s Area Director, or to contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission.
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