Rosina Food Products is facing proposed fines of $54,750 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration related to nine alleged “serious” violations of workplace safety standards at its West Seneca frozen food products facility.
OSHA said its inspection identified “several deficiencies in the plant’s process safety management program,” which involve requirements and procedures employers must follow to proactively address hazards associated with processes and equipment involving large amounts of hazardous chemicals. In this case, OSHA said the process is related to the plant’s refrigeration system, and the chemical is an- hydrous ammonia.
Rosina has 15 business days from receipt of the violations to comply, meet with OSHA’s area director or contest the findings to the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. Art Dube, OSHA’s Buffalo-area director, said the citations were delivered Monday and Rosina had not yet responded to them. A Rosina official could not be reached to comment Wednesday.