ERJ staff report (DS)
Eau Claire, Wisconsin - The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited custom rubber compounder American Phoenix Inc. for 12 alleged safety and health violations at the company's rubber producing facility in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Proposed fines total $51,480.
"American Phoenix has a responsibility to ensure its employees are properly protected from known hazards in the workplace," said Mark Hysell, OSHA's area director in Eau Claire. "Failure to ensure workers use protective clothing and respiratory protection when exposed to potentially hazardous materials demonstrates a lack of regard for their safety and health. OSHA is committed to protecting workers, especially when employers fail to do so."
On its website, the company says, "American Phoenix, Inc. (API) is the largest independent custom rubber mixing facility in North America. It is a 575,000 square foot, custom rubber mixing facility located in Eau Claire, WI." It is based in Golden Valley, Minnesota
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Press release from OSHA
Website of American Phoenix