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OSHA Fines Edison Manufacturer $45K for Violations

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EDISON, NJ - A compay which manufactures products for the beauty and pharmaceutical industries recently was fined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration from inspections that were conducted in October of last year.

Bentley Laboratories LLC located in the Raritan Center at 111 Fieldcrest Ave. in Edison allegedly exposed workers to various hazards. As many as 50 temporary workers were on site during peak season at Bentley's manufacturing facility in Edison.

"We see these kinds of violations frequently, especially in the case of temporary workers," said Patricia Jones, director of OSHA's Avenel Area Office. "Both the hiring company and the staffing agency are legally responsible for the safety and health of their workers."

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The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration initiated an inspection on Oct. 16, 2014, in response to a complaint just under two months after explosion in August 2014 injured two employees.

Bentley Laboratories was cited for 14 serious violations including failure to:

  • Train workers on chemical hazards,
  • Maintain a hearing conservation program for employees exposed to excessive noise,
  • Develop procedures and training to control potentially hazardous energy, and
  • Properly guard machines to prevent amputations.

Joulé was cited for three serious violations involving the lack of a hazardous communication program, and training related to hazardous chemicals and energy-control procedures.

Joulé Clinical & Scientific Staffing Solutions, a division of System One, provides staffing services to Bentley Laboratories and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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.

The companies have 15 business days from receipt of citations and proposed penalties to comply, request a conference with OSHA's area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

The proposed penalties are broken down to $45,000 for Bentley Laboratories LLC, and $8,000 for Joulé Clinical & Scientific Staffing Solutions, a division of System One.

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