Jewel Food Stores Inc. is currently facing a fine of $75,000 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The fine is in response to 13 safety violations in Jewel’s Franklin Park warehouse.
The fines were mainly brought on by a lack of “several required elements” for the handling of ammonia refrigeration systems, including:
- lack of written operating procedures
- not documenting inspections and tests on equipment
- not addressing hazards related to ammonia refrigeration
- not keeping a contract employee injury and illness log.
Though, Jewel has not yet tried to negotiate with OSHA, Jewel did try to lessen the fines by using a preferred card. Unfortunately it had no effect.
To read more on Jewel’s OSHA violations, click here.