Miami, FL-based Bakery Management Corp., doing business as Bakery Corp., is facing $67,261 in fines for exposing employees to caught-in, fall, and electrical hazards, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The company is facing 16 serious violations along with other than serious citations.
Investigators issued citations for allowing employees to use improperly grounded portable fans, for failing to train employees to operate a powered industrial truck, for not taking defective ladders out of service, and for failing to provide eyewash equipment for employees working with corrosive chemicals.
In addition, the employer had not established an energy control program for protecting employees who performed cleanup of bakery equipment following daily production operations, as evidenced by specific procedures for the shutdown of machinery were not available and/or used energy control devices were not used to isolate machinery and training of authorized and affected employees was not provided.
“Employers must monitor work areas for the presence of hazards, and put effective controls in place to protect employees,” said OSHA Fort Lauderdale Area Office Director Condell Eastmond. “This employer’s disregard for safety and health standards is putting employees at risk for serious injuries.”