The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited MM Industries for 38 serious safety and health violations at its Salem facility, including failing to guard machinery and provide personal protective equipment. The facility fabricates filtration systems. The company faces $102,600 in proposed fines.
Twelve serious health violations with proposed fines of $39,000 involve failing to have a written respiratory protection program; failure to have a written hazard communication program; failing to identify and label containers of hazardous chemicals; failing to cover lacquer containers; constructing a spray booth of flammable materials; and not providing information and training to employees on hazardous chemicals in the workplace. A serious violation occurs when there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result from a hazard about which the employer knew or should have known.
This company also faces twenty-six serious safety violations with proposed fines of $63,600 and two other-than-serious violations with no proposed monetary penalties.
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