OSHA Cracks Down on Electrical Code
May 05, 2015 by Global Administrator
Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety
Tags: Code violations, electrical safety, OSHA, OSHA Fines
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined the Jersey City trucking company, Xpedited Services LLC $63,000 due to 14 violations after an inspection of a city warehouse. OSHA stated that the facility utilized cords in damp areas without damage protections, overloaded outlets, and failed to use permanent wiring.
The director of OSHA’s Parsippany Area Office, Kris Hoffman, commented that, “Xpedited Services created an electrical nightmare for its workers, and exposed their employees to significant fire risk. It is unacceptable,” he went on. “The company failed to comply with longstanding federal electrical safety standards and local building codes.”
Not only was the Xpedited Service LLC facility not in compliance with electrical codes, but also failed to meet regulatory standards for faulty forklifts and machines that lacked safety guards.
Xpedited Services will have fifteen business days after receiving the violations to comply or contest the fines.
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