Beloit company faces $188K in fines for health, safety violations

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BELOIT - A Beloit company is facing $188,302 in penalties for reported safety and health violations.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Avid Pallet Services LLC after a follow-up inspection found employees continued to be exposed to wood dust.

Inspectors determined that the pallet manufacturer failed to implement sufficient engineering controls to limit dust exposure, as well as train employees on the health hazards of wood dust. OSHA had previously cited the company for these hazards in 2016. Additional citations were issued after the follow-up inspection for failing to evaluate respiratory hazards, medically evaluate and fit test employees using respirators, inform employees of their right to see exposure records, and use adequate machine guarding on band saws. The company has 15 business days to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA's area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

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