The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited California Cereal Products, Inc. for nine serious safety and health violations following an inspection in December 2013 at the company’s production facility in Macon. Penalties for the violations total $40,600.
Violations include employer’s failure to provide workers who are permanent and temporary with training to protect themselves from moving machine parts during servicing and exposing workers to fall hazards. California Cereal Products also failed to institute a training program for noise exposure. These unsafe noise levels could lead to permanent hearing loss for workers.
According to OSHA, there were 4,628 workers killed on the job in 2012. The leading cause of worker deaths in 2012 were falls at construction sites. This is why implementing job training is crucial to workers in the state of Georgia. The safety of the workers should be priority number one for all companies in the state