The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Mentor, Ohio-based RKI Inc., which operates the Roll-Kraft steel manufacturing facility, with 12 alleged safety violations carrying proposed penalties of $69,650.
RKI has been cited for failing to properly protect workers against electrical and machine hazards, and for not providing required safety training.
OSHA cited the company with one willful and seven serious safety violations following an inspection in January. Some of these violations include the company’s failure to provide adequate guarding on lathes, grinding and other dangerous machines; to develop and implement training on locking a machine’s energy source, and alerting others about the state of that power source; and to provide proper fire response training.
The company also has received citations for four other-than-serious violations for failing to properly record past workplace injuries.
The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
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