Mich., Nevada cite companies for OSH violations
Paper company worksite lacks machine guarding
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to Dunn Paper Inc., in Port Huron for safety and health violations. MIOSHA inspectors determined that the company failed to adequately protect workers from amputation hazards posed by cooling fan blades, spinning flywheels and belts and pulleys. The company was also cited for failing to provide fall prevention barriers around an open-sided elevated platform and open holes, and for not properly training workers on the safe use of rented aerial work platforms.
Roofing workers exposed to fall hazards
The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to East Fork Roofing LLC in Carson City for safety violations. Nevada OSHA inspectors concluded that the company failed to protect workers engaged in roofing activities from fall hazards. Workers on a low slope roof, 10 feet above ground level, were not provided with guardrail systems, safety net systems, personal fall arrest systems, a warning line system or safety monitoring system.