US Labor Department’s OSHA cites Wisconsin-based food and beverage manufacturer for repeat safety hazards at Flemington, NJ, facility.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Kerry Ingredients & Flavours Inc., headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, for three repeat violations at its Flemington, New Jersey facility, the U.S. Department of Labor reported May 10. Proposed penalties total $50,000 following an inspection conducted under OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting Program for industries with high injury and illness rates.
The violations involved amputation and laceration hazards due to a lack of lockout procedures for the energy sources of specific equipment and the improper adjustment of bench rests and guards on a bench grinder. Similar violations were cited at the company’s Chicago facility in May and October 2008. Kerry Ingredients & Flavours Inc. manufactures cereal, soft drinks, and seasonings.