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Vestas OSHA violations

This document details OSHA violations at the Vestas blade manufacturing facility in Windsor, Colorado. Safety and workplace violations are not unique to this site. Vestas was also cited for workplace violations at overseas factories. These violations date back to April and May, 2010.

Vestas has a history of health and safety issues when it comes to epoxy resins, both in Colorado and overseas.

Violations included:

1. Not identifying and evaluating the respiratory hazard(s) in the workplace.

2. Not providing a medical evaluation to determine the employee's ability to use a respirator, before the employee was fit tested or required to use the respirator in the workplace.

3. Not providing information to the health-care provider concerning employees' respirator use.

4. Not inspecting respirators before each use and during cleaning.

5. Not providing training before requiring employees to use respirators in the workplace.

6. Not entering a one- or two-line description for each recordable injury or illness.

7. Not completing the OSHA 301 Incident Report form, or an equivalent form, for each recordable injury or illness entered on the OSHA 300 log.

8. Not providing employees with effective information and training on hazardous chemicals in their work area at the time of their initial assignment and whenever a new physical or health hazard the employees had not previously been trained about was introduced into their work area.

Documentation of these violations can be accessed by clicking on the link below. The source of this document is theĀ U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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Vestas Osha Violations

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Source: http://www.coloradoan.com/a...

OCT 20 2010
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