Safety should be a number one priority for all manufacturing facilities. Not only from an ethical prospective (keeping your employees safe), but also from a fiduciary perspective.
We are continuously seeing heavy fines being sanctioned on companies who are not in compliance with OSHA regulations. Last month we learned that Bruce Foods Corporation – a Mexican food manufacturer based in El Paso, Texas – was cited by OSHA after an employee suffered an amputation. The company now faces $194,350 in fines.
OSHA cited the company for 24 serious safety violations including failing to train employees in lockout/tagout procedures, inadequate machine guarding, lack of fall protection, and exposing employees to live electrical parts - all things that could have been easily avoided.