sunny.png
Friday January 17th, 2020 9:04AM

Tire company in Buford faces nearly $192K in fines for workplace violations

By AccessWDUN Staff

Mavis Southeast LLC, which operates as Mavis Discount Tire, is facing nearly $192,000 worth of federal fines because of reported workplace violations at the company's Buford distribution facility. 

According to press information from OSHA, investigators cited the tire company for exposing employees to fire hazards by failing to ensure emergency exits were not blocked and there was signage to the nearest exit. Other violations included exposing employees to crushing hazards from damaged storage shelving. The company also is charged with failing to inspect fall protection equipment, train employees on the safe operation of powered industrial trucks, and mark aisles and passageways.

The company has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

The distribution facility is located at 3750 Blue Ridge Drive in Buford. 

  • Associated Categories: Homepage, Business News, Local/State News
  • Associated Tags: OSHA, Mavis Discount Tire, safety violations, federal fines
© Copyright 2020 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Tire company in Buford faces nearly $192K in fines for workplace violations
Mavis Southeast LLC, which operates as Mavis Discount Tire, is facing nearly $192,000 worth of federal fines because of reported workplace violations at the company's Buford distribution facility.
6:31AM ( 15 minutes ago )
Business News
Trump suggests some flavored vapes may be pulled from market
President Donald Trump says the federal government will soon announce a new strategy to tackle underage vaping, promising, “We’re going to protect our families, we’re going to protect our children, and we’re going to protect the industry
5:33AM ( 1 hour ago )
Kisses, cheers, fireworks welcome 2020 in Times Square
Couples kissed, others cheered and waved balloons as fireworks burst and confetti fell to welcome the start of 2020 in New York City's Times Square
4:11AM ( 2 hours ago )
Trump deploys more troops to Mideast after embassy attack
President Donald Trump has ordered about 750 U.S. soldiers deployed to the Middle East with about 3,000 more preparing for possible deployment in the next several days
12:41AM ( 6 hours ago )
Local/State News
Braselton man killed in accident at Primex Plastics in Oakwood
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been called to investigate an accident that left a Braselton man dead early Wednesday morning at Primex Plastics in Oakwood.
3:17PM ( 1 year ago )
OSHA cites Koch Foods in Gainesville, alleges safety, health violations
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed penalties of $208,977 for Koch Foods' poultry processing operation in Gainesville.
By AccessWDUN Staff
6:01PM ( 1 year ago )
Buford company cited by OSHA for safety violations
A Buford auto parts manufacturer is in trouble with federal officials following the job-related injuries of two workers earlier this year.
By AccessWDUN Staff
3:02PM ( 2 years ago )
Officials: 68-year-old worker killed in accident at Hall County concrete plant
A 68-year-old man is dead from a workplace accident Friday morning at a Hall County concrete plant.
2:10PM ( 2 years ago )
Gainesville recycling plant cited for exposing workers to fire and explosion hazards
Nemo Plastics has been cited for 21 alleged OHSA safety and health violations and faces $133,000 in penalties.
2:22PM ( 2 years ago )