Jewel/OSHA (working together)

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.

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