Plastican earns 10 serious OSHA violations


An April inspection of injection molding company Plastican's Macon, GA facility netted 11 safety violations and proposed OSHA fines of more than $51,000. Plastican, a Bway Holding Corp. company that molds open-head and screw-top pails, tallied 10 "serious" violations accruing a total suggested fine of $51,757.

The serious violations included:

•Failure to develop lockout/tagout procedures for the energy sources of the injection molding machine, grinders and blenders
•Exposing employees to fall hazards by having a missing mid-rail on a platform
•Allowing unguarded equipment
•Not closing the open holes of junction boxes located throughout the plant
•Not labeling the purposes of the breakers on the electrical panel
•Obstructing access to the electrical panels
•Exposing electrical parts on equipment
•Not wiring a fan directly to a switch
•Slip and trip hazards
•Several instances of flexible cords being used as permanent wiring...

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