Ohio Company Fined More Than $149K for Workplace Hazards

November 18, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Precision Production Inc., a manufacturer of fabricated components in Cleveland, Ohio, with 15 alleged safety violations. The company faces penalties totaling $149,250.

As a result of a May inspection by OSHA, the company was issued four willful citations with proposed fines of $140,000 for failing to establish lockout/tagout procedures of energy sources, train workers on recognizing hazardous energy sources and control methods, and require workers to lock out machinery when performing maintenance and have machine guards in place.

Precision Production Inc. also received 10 serious citations with proposed penalties of $9,250. Alleged violations include failing to develop training programs for working with hazardous chemicals, develop and implement a workplace hazard assessment, train workers in the use and wear of personal protective equipment and conduct required crane inspections.

The company also received one other-than-serious violation for failing to maintain an OSH 300 log of all recordable occupational 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.

Source: OSHA

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