The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited The Model Pattern and Foundry Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio, with 32 safety and health violations. The aluminum and bronze foundry faces penalties of $82,170 following a February inspection.
Twenty-five serious violations include failing to properly guard machinery and electrical hazards, have safety procedures for locking out equipment to be serviced, have proper hearing conservation protocols, and provide and ensure the use of proper personal protective equipment by workers.
Seven other-than-serious violations include failing to make records required by OSHA readily available to inspectors and to assess workplace hazards to determine adequate protective equipment needed for employees.
The inspection was initiated under OSHA’s local emphasis program on primary metal industries. The Model Pattern and Foundry Co. previously had been inspected by OSHA six times. The company was cited for 19 violations during the last OSHA inspection in 2002.
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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