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OSHA cites Illinois Transport Tech LLC for repeat safety violations

The company failed to clean and dry floors, exposing workers to falling risks.

The company failed to clean and dry floors, exposing workers to falling risks.

On September 29, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Transport Tech LLC, a Hillside, Illinois facility, for five safety violations. OSHA's inspection of the facility stemmed from a complaint relating to lack of employee training, including how to handle hazardous chemicals. The five repeat violations amount to $66,400, and the company has fifteen days to comply with the fines, or request a conference with OSHA officials to challenge the findings.

OSHA conducted its inspection of the Illinois facility, which includes truck repair service areas, on March 28, 2014. Transport Tech LLC is a Warren, Michigan-based company.  

"Workers have the right to know what chemicals they are exposed to and how to protect themselves against exposure, which can have severe health effects," Angeline Loftus, OSHA's area director at the Chicago North office in Des Plaines, said. "Employers have a responsibility to provide accurate information about the hazards their workers face each day, and Transport Tech failed to do that."

Transport Tech committed several violations, including not putting warning labels on containers that had housed hazardous materials. Additionally, the company had no eyewash station nor did it carry out training regarding fire extinguisher procedures. Floors were also not properly cleaned and dried, left in a condition which might cause slips and falls. Many of these violations were repeat ones from 2011.

The citation of Transport Tech LLC serves as a reminder of the importance of following safety and compliance best practices. A learning management system can help your organization in these critical areas.

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