An inspection initiated under OSHA's Site-Specific Targeting program has led to $724,380 in fines for an Ohio manufacturer.
Fuyao Glass America Inc. exposed workers to numerous safety and health hazards at its Moraine, Ohio, production plant.
“This company’s repeated failure to implement and enforce safety and health programs at the workplace is unacceptable,” said Bill Donovan, acting regional administrator. “Employers must continually evaluate their facilities for hazards, and train employees and managers to use proper safety controls and equipment to keep their worksites safe and healthful.”
OSHA found nine repeated and 13 serious violations at Fuyao, including ones for electrical safety, failing to evaulate permit-required confined spaces; failure to train workers on lockout/tagout and entering confined spaces; failure to install machine guarding; and lack of hearing protection, fall protection or personal protective equipment.
The compant's plant has been cited12 times in the past four years for similar violations.
Fuyao has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference or contest the findings.