The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Guam International Country Club for a total of $32,900 after discovering 17 alleged workplace safety violations while inspecting the organization's maintenance shop in Dededo, Guam. Proposed fines total $32,900.

"Employees must be protected against safety hazards in the workplace – not just because it is the right thing to do but because it is the law," says Ken Nishiyama Atha, OSHA's regional administrator in San Francisco. "Workplace safety is critical. OSHA will remain focused on being proactive, especially when workers' safety and health are at stake."

Of the found violations, 15 of the serious safety violations include failing to train employees working with hazardous materials, not providing appropriate personal protective equipment for eyes and face, and not providing required forklift training and ensuring the forklift had a functioning seatbelt. OSHA also found multiple electrical hazards, such as exposing workers to live electrical parts. A serious violation is defined as when there is substantial chance that death or serious physical harm could result from a hazard that the employer knew or should have known.

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