Foundry Cited for Chemical, Lockout-Tagout Violations

The company also failed to provide protective equipment to workers.

A New Jersey steel and aluminum foundry faces more than $300,000 in penalties for over a dozen violations of workplace safety rules.

OSHA investigators inspected Engineered Precision Casting Co. of Middletown, New Jersey, earlier this year in response to a complaint.

According to the agency, the company did not provide training on hazardous chemicals at the facility or on lockout-tagout procedures.

Precision also did not provide protective equipment, a written respiratory program, or an inspection program for overhead cranes.

The foundry did not have suitable facilities for employees to drench themselves or flush their eyes in an emergency, as well.

Precision faces two willful, 10 serious and two other-than-serious violations, and proposed fines of about $303,000.

It has 15 days after receiving the allegations to comply, contest the findings, or request a conference with local OSHA officials.

The foundry makes steel and aluminum parts for numerous industries, including aerospace, defense and oil & gas.

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