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NJ Food Manufacturer Agrees to Safety Improvements After OSHA Inspection

May 22, 2019 / Manufacturing.net

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and J&J Snackfoods have reached a region-wide settlement agreement to improve workplace safety and health at the company’s eight food manufacturing and warehouse facilities throughout New Jersey and New York. Under the settlement, the Pennsauken, New Jersey-based company agreed to pay a $152,934 penalty.
OSHA cited the company in September 2018 after inspectors determined that the company exposed employees to serious machine hazards. OSHA issued willful and repeat citations for failing to train employees and utilize procedures to control hazardous energy when they perform servicing and maintenance work on machinery.
This settlement shows the Department’s enforcement efforts leading to positive changes on important safety issues, said Regional Solicitor Jeffrey S. Rogoff, in New York. A repeat violator with a history of safety problems related to machine hazards took r...