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First OSHA inspection of Ohio company brings 16 violations

OSHAOSHA has cited Logan Machine Co. of Akron, Ohio with 16 safety and health violations following a March inspection that was initiated upon receiving a complaint of alleged hazards. Proposed penalties total $66,600.

Eight serious safety violations involve failing to evaluate each powered industrial truck operator's performance at least once every three years, regularly inspect powered industrial vehicles, establish proper lockout/tagout procedures for the energy sources of equipment, use undamaged web slings, properly guard machines and reduce compressed air used for cleaning to 30 pounds per square inch.

Seven serious health violations involve failing to properly store flammable and combustible materials, use undamaged welding helmets, provide fire extinguishers, and use explosion-proof electrical fixtures in the paint room.

One other-than-serious violation is failing to train workers on using and cleaning respirators.

This inspection was OSHA's first of the Akron company, which has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA's area director or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health

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