OSHA Cites Georgia Company for Repeat Workplace Safety Violations

Today, OSHA cited a car parts manufacturer in southwest Atlanta for repeat worker safety and health violations and proposed $79,350 in penalties. Although the company that was cited was in Georgia, we thought it could serve to remind us all that workplace accidents can happen in all types of workplaces. Whether we are employers or employees, we should all look around our workplaces and see what we can do to prevent job-related injuries and workers' compensation claims.

The citations were against Newnan, Georgia-based Drive Power Inc. According to its website, Drive Power is a wholesale remanufacturer of aftermarket automatic transmissions for late-model foreign and domestic vehicles.

According to OSHA, the agency performed safety and health inspections in February 2010. At that time, the inspectors cited the company for safety hazards associated with compressed air, which the company uses to clean parts. The company was also cited for a health hazard because employees were not being required to use protective gloves when handling certain chemicals.

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