The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing $201,379 after finding a candy maker’s factory in Bellwood, Ill., continues to expose workers to amputation risks and failed to use lockout procedures for the third time in five years.
OSHA said Wednesday it has issued five subpoenas to Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania-based Ferrara Candy Co. for a repeat violation and four serious safety violations after responding to a complaint about unsafe working conditions in April.
OSHA inspectors found workers exposed to amputation hazards because the company failed to use energy control procedures — such as lockout/tagout — before workers cleared jams and serviced equipment.
In addition to citations for not providing specific lockout/tagout procedures, OSHA cited the company for not providing access to an eyewash station and for allowing workers to drive industrial motor vehicles in disrepair.
The company has 15 days to contest the referrals.