Toxic Chemicals and Other Hazards Found at Bergen County Manufacturing Facility
OSHA issued citations related to Methylene Chloride hazards, including overexposing workers to the solvent, and failing to provide personal protective equipment, eye wash stations, and medical surveillance employees exposed.
The total fines adding up to over $127k.
“Allowing employees to be exposed to methylene chloride improperly puts them at risk of certain cancers, damage to the heart, liver, an central nervous system, and skin or eye irritation. Employers must ensure critical safety and health precautions are in place to protect workers using or potentially exposed to this highly hazardous solvent from injury or illness. OSHA recommends employers use alternative, less hazardous chemicals or methods to prevent worker exposure to methylene chloride.”
-Area Director Lisa Levy, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Citations handed down can be found here.