Prestige Cited on Lockout-Tagout Issues

Posted January 7, 2016 at 6:48 pm

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited New Jersey-based hospitality launderer Prestige Industries LLC on charges of safety violations, including “the absence of lockout/tagout procedures.” Prestige is now facing a substantial proposed fine, but company officials say they are working with OSHA to address the issues and that the fine may be lowered.

The OSHA charges, based on a 2015 inspection of the company’s Paterson, NJ, plant, include one willful, three repeated and five serious safety and health violations, according to an agency news release. Click here to see the full release.

TRSA has a number of training resources designed to help laundry operators and suppliers ensure ongoing compliance with OSHA rules. A DVD, titled Managing OSHA Inspections (Training DVD), was prepared by members of TRSA’s Safety Committee and includes a step-by-step review of OSHA requirements to help ensure continuing compliance.