Tenneco Automotive Operating Co. Placed in Severe Violator Enforcement ...

Tenneco Automotive Operating Co. Placed in Severe Violator Enforcement Program

A temporary staffing agency was also cited following the inspection.

Nov 19, 2014

Tenneco Automotive Operating Co. was cited by OSHA for 27 safety and health violations following a May 2014 inspection at the Hartwell, Ga., plant, according to a report. Elite Logistic Service Inc., a staffing agency that provided temporary employees to Tenneco at the Hartwell plant, was also cited for one serious safety violation. OSHA initiated the inspection after receiving a complaint alleging improper material handling and machine guarding hazards. Proposed penalties total $342,250.

Tenneco has been placed in OSHA's Severe Violator Enforcement Program for demonstrating indifference to its OSH Act obligations to provide a safe and healthful workplace for employees. Tenneco is a global transportation components manufacturer with more than 80 facilities on six continents and corporate offices in Lake Forest, Illinois.

JFRD thwarts potentially hazardous business fire

  1. “They had an oxy-acetylene torch, and the tanks exploded and took out a portion of garage wall.” Dunnell said most of the hazardous materials inside were consumed in the fire and didn't contaminate the site or groundwater. Though the garage couldn't be 
  2. causing an acetylene tank to catch fire, district chief Andrew Harrold told . Eight crews along with hazardous materials workers responded to the business, located in the 8800 block of Moncrief-Dinsmore Road, and were able to bring
  3. After searching the car, agents found smoke bombs, Molotov cocktails, fuses and other weapons, suggesting that this attack could have been much worse. "We also found three tanks in the trunk of the car -- an acetylene tank, a freon tank and an oxygen

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