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BOS 3525 Unit II HomeworkMarch 3, 2018Ms. Eliza McBossCompany ExecutiveAcme Widget Company1 Factory LaneInglewood, CO 11111-1111Possible Violations Found During OSHA Inspection - Formal Complaint No. 12345678 Dear Ms. McBoss:This letter is to provide you with preliminary results of the OSHA inspection that was conducted two days ago, on March 1, 2018. To my knowledge, no official citations or violations have been received by Acme Widget Co. from OSHA as of this date, however I believe the issues I’ve brought to light in this report may be cited or penalized in later correspondence from them.Summary of EventsThe formal complaint that initiated the OSHA inspection alleged that:1.Company employees are exposed to hazardous concentrations of metal fumes in welding areas of the plant. 2.The company has not performed any air sampling to determine exposure levels.3.Adequate ventilation is not present in welding areas. 4.Adequate respiratory protection has not been provided to welders.Due to these allegations, OSHA compliance officers arrived on site to perform an inspection. The compliance officers were allowed on the premises and escorted in a timely fashion as is our company policy. The compliance officers were provided all documents they requested that pertained to our company’s safety program.Unfortunately, an inexperienced Human Resources employee was required to accomplish the escort with the compliance officers as opposed to myself. Due to this, many potential issues listed below that could have been fixed on the spot, were not. Due to this, the company missed the opportunity to take advantage of any “quick-fix” penalty reductions.Potential CitationsBelow I have listed out all potential citations, what could have been done on the spot to correct the issue (if anything) and what is being done now to correct the it. 1.Heavy haze is present in the welding area.
As stated in my response to the OSHA Area Director (dated 2/22/18), our company has dedicated large sums of resources to ensure the most up to date and state of the artventilation systems are installed, operating and maintained to ensure employees are not exposed to undue hazards. The compliance officer on site for the inspection received all of our air-sampling results.Unfortunately on the day of the inspection, two out of the three ventilation systems in place were not activated that morning before work started. Our company representative/escort (the HR employee) was unaware of this. This seemed to be an issue at the supervisory level of which I have since rectified by updating the internal