Safety Fines for Fragrance Maker

Monday, October 12, 2015 @ 04:10 PM gHale

Ambrosia Fragrance LLC, of Piscataway, New Jersey, is facing $67,200 in fines for 19 serious violations, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

OSHA inspectors cited the company for lack of procedures and training related to preventing equipment from starting up during service and maintenance, or lockout/tagout.

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There were also citations were also for fire hazards and obstructed exits.

“Machines that start up suddenly can seriously injure workers, or even kill them,” said Patricia Jones, director of OSHA’s Avenel Area Office.

“These dangers are preventable, and the solution starts with training and implementing safe processes,” she said. “Fixing these hazards isn’t just the law — it’s a vital step toward protecting workers’ lives and limbs, and it’s a step that Ambrosia Fragrance needs to take.”