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US Department of Labor Cites Georgia Tire Distribution Center

The company faces $191,895 in penalties.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Mavis Southeast LLC – operating as Mavis Discount Tire – for exposing employees to fall, struck-by and other hazards at the company’s distribution facility in Buford, Georgia. The company faces $191,895 in penalties.

OSHA cited the tire company for exposing employees to fire hazards by failing to ensure emergency exits were not blocked and there was signage to the nearest exit. Other violations include exposing employees to struck-by and crushing hazards from damaged storage shelving, and failing to inspect fall protection equipment, train employees on the safe operation of powered industrial trucks, and mark aisles and passageways.

“Implementing comprehensive safety and health programs that include steps for identifying and eliminating hazards protects workers, and can help prevent injuries and illnesses,” saidOSHA Area Director William Fulcher, in Atlanta-East.

OSHA provides compliance assistance resources on safely operating a forkliftwarehouse operations, and materials handling and storage.

The companyhas 15 business days from receipt of the citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance. For more information, visit https://www.osha.gov.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Nelda Smith

    January 4, 2020 at 8:39 am

    WHAT WERE THE OPTIONS FOR MAVIS TIRE IN BUFORD IN DISPOSING OF THESE TIRES? WERE THEY HOLDING THESE TIRES FOR PICK-UP (TO BE USED IN ROAD MILLING / TOPPING PAVEMENT ) ? WERE THEY HOLDING FOR RECYCLING? THERE IS ALWAYS MORE THAN TOLD TO THESE STORIES AND GEORGIA BUSINESSES HAVE FEW OPTIONS IN DISPOSING OF CERTAIN MATERIALS WHILE STAYING WITHIN THE FEDERAL , STATE AND COUNTY LAWS FOR DISPOSAL. GEORGIA MUST STAND BESIDE GEORGIA BUSINESSES AND HELP PROVIDE VIABLE OPTIONS TO THE DISPOSAL OF WASTE MATERIALS THAT CAN BE RECYCLED.

  2. Nelda Smith

    January 4, 2020 at 9:41 am

    THEN A DECENT SET OF TIRES WOULD COST $2,000. I GET FURIOUS WHEN IT COMES TO TIRES…THERE IS SO MANY USEFUL USES FOR RECYCLED TIRES…AND GOVERNMENT -FEDERAL, STATE & COUNTRY – WANT TO TREAT ANYONE WITH A TIRE IN THEIR YARD LIKE CRIMINALS…USED TRACTOR TIRES MAKE GREAT ABOVE GROUND GARDENS FOR VEGGIES, HERBS, ASPARAGUS AND FLOWERS. SAFE JUNGLE GYMS FOR CHILDREN & TODDLER’S OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES CAN BE MADE OF USED TIRES FOR YEARS OF ACTIVITY! USED TIRES PLACED ON POSTS MAKE GREAT RETAINING WALLS FOR ERODING HILLS AND RUN-OFF SITES. USED TIRES CAN BE PLACED ON POSTS & PAINTED TO MAKE GREAT PRIVACY FENCES. USED TIRES CAN BE REMOLDED TO MAKE SAFE WALK-WAYS AND SIDE WALKS (ESP. IN WET/MOIST AREAS). WE HAVE A COMPANY IN DALTON THAT REMOLDS TIRES AND SHAPES THEM INTO FLAT ROCK OR ANIMAL DESIGNS TO PLACE IN YARDS FOR WALK WAYS OR GROUND COVERING. AND, BEST OF ALL, RECYCLED TIRES CAN BE USED IN HIGHWAY PAVING MATERIAL – MILLINGS – THAT LASTS FOR YEARS AND IS RESISTANT TO WEATHER / CLIMATE / HEAT CHANGES. WHY ISN’T FEDERAL / STATE / COUNTY TRANSPORTATION / ROADS DEPARTMENTS HAVING DROP-OFF STATIONS FOR FREE TIRES?

  3. Doris Blaylock

    January 4, 2020 at 10:04 am

    Nelda Smith, I loved your last comment ,and I love old tires ; I have 3 Skidder tires in my yard ;with a dwarf Georgia bell peach tree in each one, but all the other uses you named is wonderful

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