A Lawrenceville company is facing more than $125,000 in penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for allegedly exposing employees to chemicals and “struck-by hazards.”
Woodgrain Millwork Co., which operates as Woodgrain Distribution Inc., was fined $125,466 for failing to provide employees with eye, face and hand protection to help prevent exposure to chemical injuries, an OSHA news release said.
In addition, the wood molding, window and door distributor allegedly failed to have a functioning eyewash station for employees handling corrosive chemicals, and was also cited for exposing employees to “struck-by hazards” from powered industrial trucks, and for not removing powered industrial trucks in need of repair from service.
“An employer’s obligation to provide a safe workplace includes supplying workers with personal protective equipment to protect them from identified hazards,” said OSHA Atlanta-East Area Director William Fulcher. “Employers are required to correct hazards before they cause injury or illness.”
The company has 15 business days to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.