Recycler Reaches Agreement with OSHA on Hazardous Exposures

 
Monday, October 16, 2017
 
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and TOMRA NY Recycling LLC have reached a stipulated settlement agreement to improve workplace safety requiring the company to institute enhanced safety measures to prevent employee exposure to blood or other infectious materials.

The recycling company has agreed to ensure that its employees at risk of exposure to blood or other infectious materials at each of its New York facilities participate in a training program compliant with OSHA standards. In addition to fully correcting all safety and health violations, the company will revise its Exposure Control Plan and Exposure Determination at each of its four facilities. As part of the settlement agreement, TOMRA NY Recycling will provide employees with appropriate personal protective equipment, make engineering controls available, and permit OSHA to conduct monitoring inspections at each of its facilities over the course of the agreement.

“This agreement will lead to long-term safety improvements for workers at all four of the company’s facilities,” said OSHA Area Director Christopher Adams. “By agreeing to such a robust corporate-wide settlement, TOMRA NY is taking a significant first step toward implementing corrective measures to better protect the safety and health of all their employees.”
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