Metal manufacturer cited for serious workplace safety violations

Metal manufacturer cited for serious workplace safety violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a metal manufacturer for 27 serious safety violations with proposed penalties of up to $47,000.

OSHA received a complaint in 2015 alleging several safety hazards at the facility. The agency conducted a safety inspection in November 2015 and cited the company for exposing workers to unguarded or improperly guarded machines, and for the lack of a lockout/tagout program to control hazardous energy.

“The lack of machine guarding, coupled with a deficient system to prevent unexpected machine starts, represents a danger to workers at the plant,” said Theresa A. Naim, director of OSHA’s Erie area office.

“Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of their employees. Anything less is unacceptable.”

The citations can be viewed here.