OSHA Fines Ohio Laundry $39K

Posted December 12, 2014 at 12:22 pm

A Napoleon, OH, textile services company recently was fined $39,900 by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for a variety of violations, according to local media reports. After a July inspection, Buckeye Launderers & Cleaners was cited for failing to provide facilities for quick flushing of employees’ eyes and bodies exposed to corrosive chemicals. This was a repeat violation, according to the report.

Additional violations included inadequate employee training for occupational exposure, not ensuring employees working in the soil sort area wash their hands immediately after removing gloves and allowing employees to consume beverages in the soil sort line. Finally, the laundry was cited for failing to ensure that Hepatitis B vaccinations were made available to employees exposed to potentially infectious material.

Representatives from Buckeye Launderers & Cleaners declined to comment on the case.