OSHA National Vinyl Products $199,800
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently fined a manufacturer after more than two dozen violations were discovered at its worksite.
The federal government’s workplace safety agency fined National Vinyl Products $199,800 after it found 30 safety hazards at its facility. OSHA representatives began its inspection as part of a follow-up to previous investigation in 2009 and 2010. Violations included failing to ground electrical equipment, not having a proper lockout/tagout procedure, failing to give workers fall protection and many other issues.
The local OSHA leadership said a better commitment needed to be made to correct hazards.
"Employers have a responsibility to protect the safety of their workers," said Charles E. Adkins, OSHA's regional administrator in Kansas City, Missouri. "It is imperative that employers make the commitment to safety and health to ensure that employees are not continually exposed to hazards like these."
OSHA has been conducting other follow-up investigations as of late. In March, it fined JSW Steel $469,000 after a worker complained about unsafe conditions.
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