U.S. Department of Labor Cites New Jersey Lumber Company For Exposing Employees to Health Hazards

October 3, 2018

MEDFORD, NJ – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited DuBell Lumber Company, of Medford, for exposing employees to combustible dust and other hazards. The company faces $106,432 in proposed penalties.

OSHA inspectors responded to a complaint of workplace safety and health hazards, and determined that DuBell Lumber failed to properly control combustible dust resulting from wood processing; train employees on how to control the release of hazardous energy; and use lockout/tagout procedures, and machine guards to protect employees from amputations.

The company has 15 business days from receipt of the 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.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.