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