AL Woodworking Firm Faces Safety Fines

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 @ 07:09 PM gHale

Harrison Industries LLC – operating as Structural Wood Systems Inc. – is facing $85,362 in fines for exposing employees to multiple hazards at its Greenville, Alabama, worksite, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

OSHA cited the woodworking manufacturer for failing to ensure employees used protective eyewear and respirators, implement a respiratory protection and permit-required confined space program, and use guards on a motorized roller conveyer table.

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The company also ended up facing citations for allowing combustible wood dust to accumulate, exposing employees to fire and explosion hazards.

The inspection was conducted under OSHA’s National Emphasis Program on Combustible Dust and the National Emphasis Program on Amputations.

“This investigation is an example of why employers must implement effective safety and health programs to identify and address recognizable hazards that can cause serious injuries to employees,” said OSHA Mobile Area Office Director Joseph Roesler.



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