Do you remember Tesla's production tent, the one she raised to help with the removal of Model 3s last year? Obviously, she has not done well with the California Department of Health and Safety at Work and the company is now facing $ 30,000 fines for labor law violations.
Business Insider announced on Friday that Cal / OSHA had checked the production line known as GA4 between June and December last year and has removed Tesla for a number of regulatory violations. Cal / OSHA issues six infringement caveats that include claims that they did not provide permission for the structure, neglecting effective worker training for evacuation procedures, and failed to properly check the production area for potential dangers at work. In general, fines amount to $ 29,365, which is less than the price of Model 3.
Laurie Shelby, Tesla's vice president for the environment, health and safety (EHS), told Gizmodo in an e-mail statement that the inspection was not "caused by any accident or injury and occurred during the construction phase of the project," and added that the company appealed the quotations.
"Nothing is more important to me or Tesla than to the health and well-being of our employees," Shelby said. Over the past six months, the EHS team and its chief operating officers have been carefully focused on GA4, introducing new line safety protocols that not only keep Tesla in line with existing standards but also reduce the risks to partners. "
It was an uneasy way to start the electric car lately. As Business Insider noted, this is certainly not the first time Tesla has been charged with dangerous working conditions. In addition, Tesla and his founder agreed a few months ago with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for a combined $ 40 million over the catastrophic 420 spell of Elon Musk, and Musk agreed to step down as chairman for at least three years as part of the deal. Also, in accordance with the SEC's decision, the company attracted two new independent directors in December (although "independent" at least in one case is a matter of some skepticism).
Tesla also announced this month that it will release about 7% of its full-time employees following the previous cut in redundancies last June.
"There are many companies that can offer a better work-life balance because they are bigger and more mature or in industries that are not so competitive," Musk said in the company's email last week. "The attempt to build affordable, clean energy products on a scale necessarily requires extraordinary effort and ruthless creativity, but success in our mission is essential to ensure that the future is good, so we must do our best to attain the cause. "[Business Insider]