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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: US Department of Labor Cites Texas Meat-packing Plant for Exposing Workers to Highly Hazardous Chemicals

By Press release submission | May 13, 2019

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US Department Labor issued the following announcement on May 6.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited 7 S Packing LLC – operating as Texas Packing Company in San Angelo, Texas – for exposing workers to releases of hazardous chemicals. The company faces $615,640 in penalties.

OSHA determined that the meat-packing facility failed to implement a required Process Safety Management (PSM) program for operating an ammonia refrigeration unit containing over 10,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia. The employer also failed to provide fall protection, guard machines and equipment, control hazardous energy, and implement a respiratory protection program.

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