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Solvay accused of safety violations

February 7, 2014

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NasCarNut

Feb-08-14 2:02 PM

Some policies and procedures are so old and outdated 

Well they need to be updated then, it's a health and safety issue ffs!!...

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thegreek

Feb-07-14 2:23 PM

Nascarnut, that is fine but when the company violates one of its OWN procedures then it is only to be used as a guideline. Things are not always that simple cut and dried. Some policies and procedures are so old and outdated they have to be fudged or the process would not work unless the company wants to shut down the entire process, lay everyone off or spend millions of bucks to get the equipment working as it should !! So, when she blows, and OSHA comes in and investigates, the workers violated the procedures !!!

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thegreek

Feb-07-14 2:19 PM

Sounds like the recorded data or measurements of a storage tank changed or were reported wrong or incorrectly. What that has to do with OSHA, I haven't a clue. It could mean the tank is getting a coating of polymer building up inside it. I guess??!!.

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Tessie

Feb-07-14 8:48 AM

"The company failed to resolve data for storage tanks when changes in measurements occurred over previous readings, the federal agency said."

Maybe I haven't had enough coffee yet, but this sentence sounds like gobbledygook to me. What does it mean?

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JoshBrown

Feb-07-14 8:41 AM

Who do you think got called OSHA about the unsafe working conditions the company ? The company only cares about making money and could care less about the humans that happen to work for it .

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NasCarNut

Feb-07-14 8:31 AM

 But no employee ever fears that he will lose his job for doing the wrong thing. 

Then it's time to put fear into these employees, get rid of them and start at the top with those who allow them to not follow procedures, I'm sure there's someone who would love to have their job...

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scandalous

Feb-07-14 8:23 AM

The management at this facility is obsessively compulsively teaching, preaching and showing by example the safe way to work and be compliant. Having funding to work safely is never the issue here. But no employee ever fears that he will lose his job for doing the wrong thing. This is the problem.

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NasCarNut

Feb-07-14 7:54 AM

OSHA has proposed penalties of $77,000.

Doesn't seem like much with having a repeat violation within 5 yrs. and 11 serious violations with this inspection...

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