OSHA Announces Highest Proposed Fine of 2019 (More than $1.3 Million)

OSHA announced a major proposed fine of more than $1.3 million earlier this week for a metal heat treatment company in Ohio. The proposed citations and penalties allege that the company exposed employees to atmospheric, thermal, electrical, and mechanical hazards and include 25 willful, serious, and other-than-serious violations.  The allegations relate to confined space issues, falls, machine guarding, respiratory protection, chemical exposure, electrical equipment, failure to provide personal protective equipment, and training failures.  The proposed fine is the highest reported proposed OSHA fine of 2019.

You can view the full proposed citations and penalties here.

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