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OSHA cites Austin linen firm, proposes $149,100 in fines

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OSHA announced in August that it proposed a fine of $149,100 against an Austin linen company for violating federal workplace safety rules.

OSHA cited Texas Linen Co., which provides laundry services and uniforms to businesses, for one willful violation—failing to provide employees with a hepatitis B vaccination within 10 days of being assigned to handle soiled health-care linens.

In addition, OSHA cited 43 alleged serious violations, and one other than serious violation. The serious citations include failure to correct electrical hazards, provide safe power transmission devices, protect employees from exposure to bloodborne pathogens while handling contaminated health-care linens and provide sanitary working conditions.

The citations and proposed fines followed an inspection and investigation that began on Feb. 21.

Final note: OSHA, which is part of the U.S. Department of Labor, requires employers whose employees are exposed to bloodborne pathogens (such as hospital workers who come into contact with potentially contaminated needles) to provide testing and vaccinations. Plus, employees must be reimbursed for any costs they incur while seeking proper health care.


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