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Florida Pet Food Manufacturer Cited for Amputation, Fall, and Other Safety Hazards

March 04, 2019 / Manufacturing.net

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited The Higgins Group Corp.-operating as Higgins Premium Pet Foods-for exposing employees to amputation, fall, and other safety hazards at its facility in Miami, Florida. The company faces $95,472 in penalties.
OSHA cited the pet food manufacturer for exposing employees to crushed-by hazards from damaged or overloaded storage racks; lack of machine guarding on gears, sprockets, and chains; failing to develop and implement a hazardous energy control program; exposing employees to falls from an uncovered floor hole; and failing to ensure employees wore protective gloves when handling corrosive cleaners.