Faurecia Emissions Control Systems has entered into a settlement agreement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that calls for the auto parts manufacturer to abate hazards cited in July 2019 at its Franklin plant and pay penalties of $188,329. FILE PHOTO

Warren County company reaches settlement over health hazards

Faurecia Emissions Control Systems NA LLC agreed to pay penalties totaling $188,329 for the violations, according to OSHA. The company will remain in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

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The settlement agreement requires Faurecia to correct the cited violations by taking immediate steps to limit employees’ exposure to airborne hexavalent chromium, including establishing a consistent and effective monitoring program, implementing feasible work practice controls during welding, and providing information and training to employees about the hazards of hexavalent chromium and OSHA’s standards.

“Employees at Faurecia Emission Control Systems will be safer, healthier, and better trained as a result of this agreement,” said OSHA’s Cincinnati Area Director Ken Montgomery. “Employers must continually evaluate their facilities for hazards, and use proper safety controls and equipment to protect workers.”

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