OSHA fines HP Pelzer Automotive Systems Inc.

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A Thomson manufacturer that makes material for the automotive industry is facing fines totaling $70,000 over safety and health violations cited by the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety & Health Administration.

In a proposed order made public Wednesday, OSHA said HP Pelzer Automotive Systems Inc., which manufactures felt-based components for major automakers, was inspected in March 2009 to determine compliance with the agency's National Emphasis Program on Combustible Dust.

Citations were issued after that visit, and a follow-up inspection was conducted in October 2009. OSHA subsequently cited the company with four repeat and one serious violation of the federal standards.

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redsully100 08/16/13 - 09:17 pm
HP Pelzer OSHA Complaint 2013

HP Pelzer in Thomson has once again got the attention of OSHA. OSHA is currently investigating the plant for many of the same issues they were fined for in 2010. In addition the person that reported the violations has been terminated and a OSHA retaliation complaint has been filed in regards to that action. It is a shame that this company has placed its production above the safety of it's employees. OSHA is suppose to be the agency to help assure that companies provide a safe workplace. In this case it seems that the company is wiling to pay the fines. This company in the past just paid the fines and returned to placing their employees safety at risk. I just hope that the person that filed the complaint is able to find work and his or her family does not suffer for looking out for their coworkers.

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