by , on August 12, 2013

Guam Industrial Services Inc.(Guam Shipyard) in Santa Rita,Guam, has been cited with 61 alleged health and safety violations. The company faces a total of $293,450 in proposed fines following an inspection conducted by OSHA’s Honolulu Area Office between January and February under the agency’s Local Emphasis Program for Shipyards. The alleged violations include 46 serious, seven repeat, and eight other-than-serious violations.

Included in the cited violations 46 are classified as “serious” and consist of electrical hazards, such as failure to guard lights from damage, ground equipment, provide covers on electrical box openings, and ensure wiring was protected from abrasion and strain. Additionally, the employer was also cited for  failure to establish and implement a lockout/tagout program.

Seven repeat violations, totaling $145,000, include inadequate guardrails and fall prevention, failure to remove defective gear used with cranes, lack of eye protection and electrical wiring hazards.

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