MI Auto Parts Maker Faces Safety Fines

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 @ 02:01 PM gHale

Ypsilanti, MI-based automotive exhaust component manufacturer Bosal Industries Georgia Inc. is facing $265,600 in fines for 19 violations of worker safety and health provisions, said officials at the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA).

MIOSHA investigators inspected the Ypsilanti facility in response to an employee complaint about numerous safety and health hazards.

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As a result of the inspection, citations were issued for eight serious, six repeat serious, three other-than-serious, and two repeat other-than-serious violations involving the following standards:
• Part 1, General Provisions
• Part 1A, Abrasive Wheels
• Part 2, Floor and Wall Openings, Stairways and Skylights
• Part 6, Fire Exits
• Part 12, Cutting Welding
• Part 17, Refuse Packer Units
• Part 21, Powered Industrial Trucks
• Part 26, Metalworking Machinery
• Part 40, Safety-Related Work Practices
• Part 85, The Control of Hazardous Energy Sources (Lockout/Tagout)
• Part 92, Hazard Communication

MIOSHA also conducted seven inspections at the facility from 2010 to 2016, resulting in 61 citations totaling $154,950 in proposed penalties.

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