OSHA hits Camden Park With $65K in Penalties
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Thursday, Dec. 17, that it is charging Camden Park in Huntington with 45 violations resulting in more than $65,000 in penalties.
OSHA says in a news release that an inspection in June in response to a complaint revealed the violations. Camden Park was charged with 40 serious violations and five other-than-serious violations.
The serious violations include employees being exposed to fall, electrical, chemical and amputation hazards. Some exit routes were obstructed and not visibly marked. There was a lack of machine guarding and no written hazard communication plan for workers that use or could be exposed to chemicals.
Other violations were due to the company’s failure to record occupational illness and injuries on the OSHA 300A form. Also not requiring employees to use personal protective equipment and not conducting a monthly inspection and annual maintenance check on a portable fire extinguisher and preventing water from entering an electric panel box.