Posted: December 28, 2011
A North Carolina funeral home was cited for seven "other than serious" violations following an inspection by North Carolina OSHA. The inspection was a "complaint inspection," which is usually conducted when a complaint is filed by a current or former employee.
OSHA did not issue any penalties because the violations were classified as "other than serious;" however, the funeral home must make the required corrections, at its expense, and could be subject to a citation and penalty if the corrections are not made. A "willful" violation could also be issued if the employer is found to be in violation of the same OSHA standard in a future inspection. "Willful" violations carry significant penalties.
The violations included:
For more information on OSHA standards and compliance requirements, visit the NFDA website or call the NFDA OSHA Hotline at 800-633-2674. The hotline can assist with nearly all inquiries. NFDA members can also call NFDA OSHA Counsel Edward M. Ranier with OSHA-related legal questions at 410-967-1812.
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