For the second time in a year, the U.S. Department of Labor has cited a Dollar General store in Greencastle for endangering its workers’ safety and continuing the nationwide discount chain’s long history of federal workplace safety violations and penalties.
OSHA proposes fines of $227K to Carpenter Co. for willful, repeated safety violations
July 20, 2022
A federal workplace safety investigation into how an employee suffered serious injuries in January 2022 at a Temple, Texas manufacturing facility operated by Carpenter Co. found the company had not installed adequate machine guards or locking devices on a hot laminating machine to protect workers from unsafe contact with the machine’s operating parts.
After a 40-year-old worker suffered the partial amputation of one finger and an injury to a second one while cleaning a machine at a Pennsylvania metal buildings manufacturer in January 2022, federal workplace safety inspectors found the company willfully exposed the worker to amputation hazards.
Federal workplace safety investigators determined that an oil company’s failure to take adequate safety precautions contributed to a drilling site explosion near Grassy Butte on Nov. 4, 2021, that permanently disabled one worker and left two others with serious injuries.
Expenses are an unavoidable reality and the cost of doing business. The trick is to pick the right things to spend money on, to maximize revenue and minimize cost. In the post-COVID era absenteeism has skyrocketed in many industries, becoming a key focus for executives who want to bring down costs.
If foot support and protection is ignored, then these employees’ health and wellness is left to chance. In the workplace, slips, trips and falls are seemingly innocent hazards. However, these incidents are some of the leading contributors to injury and even death in the workplace.