OSHA enforcement is not letting up
Take a look at these recent six-figure penalty cases:
- OSHA cited Cedar Fair LP – which operates as Cedar Point – for failing to protect workers from fall hazards after an employee suffered serious injuries at its Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park. The company faces proposed penalties of $142,270 for one willful and one serious safety violation, the maximum penalties allowed under the law.
- OSHA cited American Excelsior Company – based in Norwalk, Ohio – for machine guarding hazards after an employee required hospitalization when he suffered a crushed arm. Proposed penalties total $213,411.
- Continental Structural Plastics Inc. faces proposed penalties of $107,168 after an investigation by OSHA found employees exposed to amputation and struck-by hazards at its Carey, Ohio, facility.
OSHA cited the plastics manufacturer for one repeated and three serious violations for failing to adequately train employees on lockout/tagout procedures, and ensure locking devices were attached to the machine as required; and for exposing workers to struck-by hazards from improperly stored materials. OSHA cited the company for similar violations in 2015.