Atlanta Kitchen LLC is facing $132,604 in fines for exposing employees to amputation, silica, and other safety and health hazards at its Decatur, Georgia, manufacturing facility, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
OSHA cited the countertop manufacturer for exposing employees to silica levels over the permissible exposure limit and electric shock hazards; failing to develop and implement written procedures for a hazardous energy control program, conduct monitoring to determine employees’ exposure to silica, and use machine guarding on equipment; blocking emergency exits; and exceeding the noise action level.
Owned by Construction Resources and Builder Specialties Inc., the company is facing 25 serious and two other than serious violations.
In addition, the company is facing noise issues above the standard allowed. An annual audiometric testing program was not maintained, OSHA officials said.
In addition, an annual training program was not repeated for each employee.