OSHA Cites Weapons Manufacturer for Noise Exposure The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Maverick Arms Inc., of Eagle Pass, Texas, for a “willful” violation for failing to implement controls to reduce excessive noise levels. The manufacturer also received citations for 23 “serious” violations for noise and other hazardous exposures, failure to provide medical evaluations ... News in Brief
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OSHA Cites Weapons Manufacturer for Noise Exposure
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OSHA Cites Weapons Manufacturer for Noise Exposure
The ASHA Leader, January 2016, Vol. 21, 10. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB2.21012016.10
The ASHA Leader, January 2016, Vol. 21, 10. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB2.21012016.10
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Maverick Arms Inc., of Eagle Pass, Texas, for a “willful” violation for failing to implement controls to reduce excessive noise levels.
The manufacturer also received citations for 23 “serious” violations for noise and other hazardous exposures, failure to provide medical evaluations and failure to protect against lead exposure.
According to the OSHA citation, employees testing firearms in the company’s proofing room were subject to sounds of up to seven times the maximum permissible exposure limit and the manufacturer had not implemented engineering or administrative controls to reduce exposure to this hazardous noise dose.
The willful violation carries a penalty of $70,000. The total penalty for the serious violations is $127,000.
“Exposure to lead and high noise levels can cause long-term or permanent health damage,” said Alejandro Porter, OSHA’s area director in San Antonio.
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