OSHA has cited Arch Wood Protection Inc. and Mullins Mechanical & Welding LLC for exposing workers to chemical hazards. Both companies operate at a Georgia wood treatment chemical manufacturing facility. OSHA began its investigation after tests conducted by the Georgia Poison Center found that workers had elevated levels of arsenic. Arch Wood Protection incurred nine serious violations and faces penalties of $124,780. Mullins Mechanical & Welding received four serious violations and faces penalties of $53,574.
In a recent quote, OSHA Area Director Joshua Turner in Atlanta-East said, “Both of these companies have an obligation to protect their employees from exposure to hazardous chemicals. Sadly, neither met those obligations and needlessly exposed workers to potentially life-changing dangers.”