The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Woodgrain Millwork Co. – operating as Woodgrain Distribution Inc. – for exposing employees to chemical and other hazards at the company’s distribution facility in Lawrenceville, Ga. The company faces $125,466 in penalties.

The company, who distributes windows, doors and mouldings, was cited by OSHA for failing to provide employees with eye, face and hand protection to prevent exposure to chemical injuries, and provide a functioning eyewash station for employees handling corrosive chemicals. The company was also cited for exposing employees to struck-by hazards from powered industrial trucks, and not removing powered industrial trucks in need of repair from service, according to the statement from OSHA.

An employer’s obligation to provide a safe workplace includes supplying workers with personal protective equipment to protect them from identified hazards,” said OSHA Atlanta-East Area Director William Fulcher. “Employers are required to correct hazards before they cause injury or illness.”

The company has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

Woodgrain Millwork has not responded to DWM’s request for comment as of press time.

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