When it comes to machine guarding and lockout/tagout, OSHA will levy much higher fines when employees don’t receive proper training.
Pepsi-Cola and National Brand Beverage Ltd. of Pennsauken, NJ, face $195,000 in proposed fines from OSHA.
After an investigation, OSHA issued three willful citations to the companies for failure to:
- provide training on lockout/tagout procedures to prevent the inadvertent start-up of machinery of the release of hazardous energy
- apply lockout/tagout procedures when machines were being serviced, and
- properly guard machinery.
OSHA received a complaint alleging that employees were exposed to hazards when clearing jams on a machine used to stack and transport pallets.