Mar-Jac Poultry faces non-compliance penalty

OSHA has cited 37 serious safety and health violations.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration could slap Mar-Jac Poultry Inc. with $379,800 in penalties for violating safety and health regulations at its Gainesville facility, according to

The violations include failure to update its hazard analysis at five-year intervals as required; establish specific procedures to maintain the integrity of process equipment; and institute equipment and procedural changes for the ammonia refrigeration system in 2004, 2005 and 2008. In all, the company has been cited with 37 serious violations.

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

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