Do you remember Tesla's production tent, the one she's built to help unravel Model 3s last year? Apparently, she did not do well with the California Department of Health and Safety at Work, and now the company faces $ 30,000 fines due to labor law violations. between June and December last year and divided Tesla for a number of violations of normative acts. Cal / OSHA issued six quotes to the company that allegedly did not provide permission for the construction, neglecting the effective training of workers for evacuation procedures and failing to properly check the production area for potential hazards at the workplace. Overall, the fines amount to $ 29,365, which is worth lessing than the price of Model 3.
Lori Shelby, Tesla's Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Vice President, told Gizmodo in an email statement that the inspection was not triggered by an "incident or injury and occurred during the construction phase of the project," and added that the company had appealed the citations. "Nothing is more important to me or Tesla than to the health and well-being of our employees," says Shelby. "My EHS team and operational managers have been carefully focused on GA4 over the past six months, introducing new line safety protocols that not only keep Tesla in line with existing standards, but also reduce the risks for collaborators."
to start the electric car in recent times. 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 line with the SEC's decision, in December the company brought two new independent directors (although "independent" at least in one case is a matter of some skepticism). Tesla also announced this month that approximately 7% of full-time employees will be released after the previous cut in 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 – insatiably competitive," Musk said in the e-mail of the company last week. "The attempt to build affordable, clean energy products on a scale necessarily requires extraordinary efforts and merciless creativity, but success in our mission is essential to ensure that the future is good so we must do our best to achieve cause ". [Business Insider]