Severe violator enforcement Program nos EUA - uma estratégia a ser melhor conhecida

Nos EUA empresas identificadas como contumazes violadoras de aspectos importantes da legislaçao, como a proteção de máquinas contra acidentes são incluídas num programa especial de vigilância, o SVEP. Vejam noticia sobre caso recente de inclusão de fábrica da Georgia no programa. Nós do fórum consideramos que essa estratégia merece ser estudada e pensada como alternativa também para nós aqui no Brasil.  

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Georgia automotive plant placed in OSHA's Severe Violator Enforcement Program for repeat machine guarding and other violations; temporary staffing agency also cited

Tenneco Automotive Operating Co. Inc., doing business as Tenneco, was cited by OSHA for 27 safety and health violations following an inspection at its Hartwell, Ga., plant. Elite Logistic Service Inc., a staffing agency that provided temporary employees to Tenneco at the Hartwell plant, was also cited for one serious safety violation. OSHA initiated the inspection after receiving a complaint alleging improper material handling and machine guarding hazards. Proposed penalties total $342,250.

"The high number of repeat violations of the same or similar hazards demonstrates that this employer is not concerned with protecting its permanent or temporary employees from occupational dangers," said Bill Fulcher, director of OSHA’s Atlanta-East Area Office. "Fixing a hazard once, but allowing it to creep back into the workplace, shows that management has priorities other than running an effective safety and health program."

Tenneco has been placed in OSHA's Severe Violator Enforcement Program for demonstrating indifference to the company’s obligations to provide a safe and healthful workplace for employees. Violations include exposing workers to slip and fall hazards, failing to protect workers from moving parts during maintenance and from dangerous equipment that require guarding and improper storage of oxygen and acetylene cylinders. Elite Logistic Service was cited for exposing its workers to unguarded pallet tippers. For more information, read the news release.