Safety On Thin Ice At Igloo Products Corp.

June 6, 2000
OSHA cited Igloo Product Corp. for 36 safety violations at its\r\nHouston manufacturing facility, and has proposed penalties totaling\r\n$128,000.

OSHA cited Igloo Product Corp. for 36 safety violations at its Houston manufacturing facility, and has proposed penalties totaling $128,000.

The alleged violations were discovered during a complaint inspection. Igloo was cited for 31 serious items consisting of 53 violations of OSHA standards, one repeat, and four other-than-serious safety violations.

Within the serious category, violations included failing to implement periodic and regular inspection of injection molding equipment; guarding of floor and wall openings; machine guarding; lack of personal protective equipment for employees exposed to methylene chloride; and failure to train and inform employees as required by the methylene chloride standard.

The four other-than-serious violations were for the lack of respirator protections, emergency eye wash, inspection records for steel slings, and the improper adjustment of guards on an abrasive grinder.

One repeat violation was issued for failing to list and label electrical equipment.

Igloo is a worldwide manufacturer of ice chests based in Houston, Texas.

The company has 15 working days from receipt of the citations to comply or contest the citations.

by Virginia Sutcliffe

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