Chemical manufacturer fined $289K by OSHA for 67 health and safety violations

March 14, 2024
An OSHA investigation has determined that Southern Industrial Chemicals Inc., which operates as SIC Technologies, exposed its workers to a variety of workplace hazards.

An OSHA investigation has determined that Southern Industrial Chemicals Inc., which operates as SIC Technologies, exposed its workers to a variety of workplace hazards. The chemical manufacturer, which compounds custom chemical products at its Atlanta facility, was cited for 67 serious violations related to chemicals and struck-by hazards. These violations include failing to implement controls to reduce employee exposures to chemicals, including hexavalent chromium; not having a hazard communication program for the handling and use of hazardous chemicals; and failing to provide suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body. In addition to chemical-related violations, it was discovered that the facility lacked energy control programs, did not train and certify employees operating industrial trucks, and failed to guard a bandsaw. The company faces $289,439 in proposed penalties. 

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