OSHA has cited petroleum additives maker Infineum USA for 22 alleged workplace safety violations, including exposing employees to chemical hazards, at its Bayway Chemical Plant in Linden, N.J. Proposed penalties total $88,500.
The federal agency began conducting an inspection last year after a complaint related to a chlorine release. In November 2009, OSHA started a Process Safety Management (PSM) inspection at Infineums Bayway Chemical Plant in Linden, N.J., as part of a follow up to an incident that occurred in July of the same year, Infineum detailed in a statement provided to Lube Report on Friday. That incident did not result in any personnel injuries or damages, or have any impact on the community. As is our policy, we independently conducted a comprehensive incident investigation to determine the root cause and prevent reoccurrence of such an incident.