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Perfume Factory Could Go Up in Smoke

July 29, 2015
Contract Filling Inc. created "a potential for a catastrophic event," OSHA said.

A perfume factory in Cedar Grove, N.J., exposed workers to fire and explosion hazards, OSHA said.

Contract Filling Inc., a contract manufacturer of fragrances and cosmetics, was cited by OSHA for “using flammable liquids above the threshold quantities that could present a potential for a catastrophic event.”

Contract Filling was cited for not implementing five parts of the PSM standard, including process hazard analysis, and operating procedures and training; and not performing lockout/tagout. In total, the company received eight serious violations and fines of $50,400.

"The numerous safety hazards found at Contract Filling’s facility exposed employees to the dangers of potentially fatal fires, which is unacceptable,” said Kris Hoffman, OSHA's area director in Parsippany.

"This company must strengthen and improve its chemical safeguards to prevent a life-threatening incident."

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