(OSHA news release) — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced last week it has cited Bimbo Bakeries USA for exposing workers to multiple hazards at its Bellevue, Nebraska commercial bakery. The company faces $122,625 in proposed penalties.
Investigators cited the bakery for three repeat and three serious violations including lack of machine guarding, failing to provide fall protection, and using a damaged electrical panel box. OSHA cited the company twice before for similar hazards.
“This company continues to expose workers to potentially serious injuries,” said OSHA Area Director Jeff Funke, in Omaha. “Employers should create safe workplaces by implementing effective safety and health programs.”
The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.