Waggoners Trucking reportedly cited for 28 alleged safety hazards

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reportedly has cited The Waggoners Trucking for 28 alleged safety and health hazards at the company’s Brunswick, Ga., terminal, with proposed penalties totaling $46,800.

In April, OSHA personnel conducted a safety and health inspection at the facility under the agency’s site-specific targeting program that identifies workplaces with high rates of injuries and illnesses, according to the Occupational Hazards website. The program is used to target inspections based on an annual survey of some 80,000 workplaces in high-hazard industries, the website reported.

Waggoners’ Brunswick site is a terminal for car-hauling operations and includes a large maintenance and repair shop. OSHA issued 23 serious citations with penalties totaling $45,000, Occupational Hazards reported; alleged violations included exposing workers to falls, amputations and electrical and fire hazards.

The company, according to the website, also was cited for its alleged failures to develop and implement a hazard communication program; provide eyewashes for employees working with corrosive materials; and train forklift operators and employees who worked with hazardous chemicals.

The website also reported that Waggoners received additional other-than-serious citations with $1,800 in proposed penalties for allegedly failing to develop and implement a respiratory program; provide annual training for employees who perform spray painting and fiberglass repair work; provide required safety labeling on equipment; and post the annual illness and injury summary.