California regulators opened 2 new investigations into the safety at Tesla’s factory in September (TSLA)


tesla fremont factory

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal-OSHA) opened two new inspections in September into the workplace conditions at Tesla’s factory in Fremont.
According to the agency, the first was opened on September 4 and was prompted by an incident reported to regulators in which a contract worker became stuck between two garbage bins after a forklift pushed one of the bins.
The second was opened on September 5 and came after an incident reported to the agency in which a contract worker’s fingers were caught in a torque gun, according to Cal-OSHA.
There are currently six open inspections into Tesla’s Fremont factory and one into its store in Rocklin.
“Tesla takes safety extremely seriously and is constantly identifying safety improvements across our global operations to help us become one of the safest places to work,” a Tesla spokesperson said.

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal-OSHA) has opened two new inspections in September into the workplace conditions at Tesla’s factory in Fremont.

The first was opened on September 4 and was prompted by an incident reported to the agency in which a contract worker became stuck between two garbage bins after a forklift pushed one of the bins. The incident was reported to regulators on August 30, but the agency did not say when the incident occurred.

The second was opened on September 5 and came after an incident reported to the agency in which a contract worker’s fingers were caught in a torque gun. According to the agency, the incident occurred on August 24 and was reported to regulators on August 31.

There are currently six open inspections into Tesla’s Fremont factory and one into its store in Rocklin. Inspections do not necessarily lead to financial penalties or findings of wrongdoing.

[Have a Tesla news tip? DO you work at Tesla and want to share your story? Contact this reporter atmmatousek@businessinsider.com.]

In August, Cal/OSHA proposed $1,000 of fines following an inspection opened in April. The agency proposed a $400 fine due to Tesla’s failure to report a worker’s injury from February within seven days and a $600 fine for failing to clear extension cords from the factory floor. A Tesla spokesperson told Business Insider that the company is appealing the $400 fine because it says the injury in question was reported correctly. The spokesperson added that Tesla has implemented a new system for tracking safety incidents.

“Tesla takes safety extremely seriously and is constantly identifying safety improvements across our global operations to help us become one of the safest places to work,” the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson added that the company has taken a number of steps to promote the rapid identification and prevention of safety issues, including encouraging employees to report injury symptoms early and working with athletic trainers to identify and fix areas on the production line that could lead to repetitive motion injuries.

Tesla employees told Business Insider in an August report that the company has improved its workplace safety, particularly over the …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Finance

      

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *