Remember the Tesla production tent, the one you picked up to help model 3 from last year? Obviously, he did not sit well with the California Department of Health and Health, and the company now faces fines of nearly $ 30,000 ($ 42,264) for violating labor laws.
Business insider announced today that Cal / OSHA has checked the assembly line known as GA4 between June and December last year and has changed Tesla to a number of code violations.
Cal / OSHA issued the company six quotes for allegedly failing to provide a license for the structure, neglecting to effectively train workers for evacuation procedures and failed to properly inspect the production area for potential workplace hazards. In total, the penalties are $ 29,365 ($ 41,369), which is worth noting is less than the price of Model 3.
Lori Shelby, Vice President for Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) in Tesla, Gizmodo in an e-mail statement that the inspection was not triggered by "any incident or injury incurred during the construction phase of the project," and added that the company had appealed the quotation.
"Nothing is more important to me or Tesla than the health and well-being of our employees," Shelby said. "My EHS team and operating leaders have been carefully focused on GA4 over the past six months, implementing security protocols across the entire line, which not only keep Tesla in line with existing standards, but also reduces the risks to associates."
It's a bumpy road to starting an electric car from the end. How Business insider noted, this is certainly not the first time Tesla has been accused of unsafe working conditions.
In addition, just a few months ago, Tesla and its founder settled with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for a combined $ 40m for Elon Mask's devastating 420 tweets, with Musk agreeing to step down as presidential candidate for at least three years as part of the agreement.
Also in line with the SEC's decision, the company brought two new independent directors in December (although "independently" in at least one case is a matter of some skepticism).
Tesla also announced this month that he will dismiss approximately seven percent of his full-time employees after a previous round of layoffs last June.
"There are many companies that can offer a better balance between work and life, because they are bigger and more mature or in industries that are not as competitive," Mashk said in an e-mail last week.
"Trying to build affordable clean energy products to the extent they have to seek extreme effort and relentless creativity, but the success in our mission is essential to ensure that the future is good, so we must do everything we can to we advance the cause ".[Business Insider]