Essroc Cement cited with 10 health violations

Posted at 4:39 PM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 16:39:46-04

Essroc Cement was cited for 10 serious safety and health violations on Monday and faces $92 thousand in federal fines for alleged hazards at its Middlebranch facility, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Workers at the facility were allegedly exposed to machine, noise and respiratory hazards, OSHA stated.
The citations and also included one for repeated violation.
Investigators said they found the company failed to:
  • Install machine guarding on rotating barrels.
  • Develop machine specific safety procedures to control hazardous energy.
  • Protect workers from excessive noise exposure.
  • Establish a hearing conservation program including baseline and annual audiograms.
  • Develop a respiratory protection program including medical evaluations and fit-testing.
  • Train workers to operate powered industrial vehicles.
  • Inspect fire extinguishers and cranes as required.
  • Maintain dry, clean floors.