IL Pasta Manufacturing Plant Fined Workplace Safety

A lack of written standard operating procedures for the ammonia refrigeration process

No emergency action plan

A failure to perform inspections and tests on process equipment

A failure to address the hazards of the ammonia refrigeration process

A failure to address the findings and recommendations of the process hazard analysis team

Other safety violations found by federal inspectors revolve the company’s failure to train its employees regarding hazard communication and provide emergency wash stations. The company has about two weeks to pay its federal fines or to contest them with OSHA.

Source: OSHA, “US Department of Labor’s OSHA cites Rana Meal Solutions LLC with 12 safety violations at Bartlett, Ill., pasta manufacturing plant,” Region 5 News Release: 13-52-CHI, Jan. 22, 2013