The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Transdev Services Inc. for exposing employees at a Norcross, Georgia, worksite to safety and health hazards. The company faces $188,714 in penalties.
OSHA cited Transdev Services for obstructing access to emergency eyewash and shower stations designed to minimize the effects of employee exposure to corrosive chemicals. OSHA also cited the company for failing to ensure to label hazardous chemicals; provide training on hazardous chemicals and incipient stage firefighting and fire extinguisher use; and train and evaluate forklift operators properly. OSHA has previously cited the company for similar violations.
“Employers have a legal duty to continuously identify and eliminate safety and health hazards at their work sites,” said OSHA Atlanta-East Area Director William Fulcher. “OSHA’s safety and health standards are in place to ensure that employees can make it home to their families after work each day.”
OSHA offers resources on communicating hazard information and controlling exposure to chemical hazards and toxic substances.
The company has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance. For more information, visit https://www.osha.gov.