OSHA Cites Four Firms for Safety Violations

What do Alabama, Illinois and New York all have in common? All are states where companies have been cited in recent months for workplace safety violations, including the employers’:

  • failure to train employees in safety procedures;
  • failure to require employees to adhere to safety procedures;
  • encouraging employees to ignore safety procedures;
  • failure to properly label electrical equipment;
  • failure to conduct annual safety inspections; and
  • failure to exercise appropriate energy control procedures that would prevent the unexpected discharge of energy, including lockout/tagout of machinery.

The citations were issued by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), after inspections that resulted from deaths, injuries or employee complaints. They serve to remind all employers – and to put them on clear notice – that workplace safety is not something to be ignored or downplayed.

Mitchell & Lindsey specializes in workplace safety, providing inspections, arc flash analysis, safety training and other related services. To schedule a free initial consultation, call Mark Mitchell at (502) 682-8491 or visit our website, www.MitchellandLindsey.com.

The following is a summary of the cited companies, the circumstances of their citations and the amounts of the proposed fines against them:

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