$150,000 in fines for failure to train temporary employees in electrical safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to heavily fine two companies for “failure to train employees in electrical safety-related work practices, including wearing electric arc flash and shock protection equipment.” OSHA became involved after a maintenance employee came in contact with electrical equipment and suffered electrical shock. The employee was unable to work for four months after the incident.

OSHA cited Arvato Digital Services for one willful and 10 serious safety violations, resulting in proposed fines of $124,000. Parallel Employment Group, the temporary agency that provided the worker to Arvato, was cited for four serious violations, with proposed fines of $24,000. The single willful violation alone resulted in a fine of $70,000.

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