Reacting to a LOTO OSHA Violation

Recently fined by OSHA? Here’s what you should do next. Ask Questions Talk with your OSHA inspector about your citation to find out the specifics and what your company can do to improve site safety. Get Assistance Begin to work on the items that you were cited for immediately. Reach out to the company who Read More

Consequences of Lockout Tagout OSHA Violations

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An Explanation of Violation Types and Fines When an OSHA inspector visits a facility, they are looking for many things regarding employee safety. When it comes to lockout tagout OSHA violations, there are many different aspects and severities that OSHA may choose to issue a fine for. Below is an explanation of each violation category Read More

Repeated Safety Violations Lead to OSHA Fines

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Repeated violations by an Ohio-based bread making company have resulted in the company being assessed a $146,979 fine by the regional office of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). The company, which makes bread products for over 4000 commercial customers, was found to have not followed required safety procedures, resulting in a “permanent and Read More

OSHA Fines Schwan’s $264,360, Including Lockout/Tagout Violations

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Schwan’s Global Supply Chain Inc. has been cited with 32 serious health and safety violations at its Atlanta facility. Two additional companies working with Schwan’s, Cimco Refrigeration Inc. and Adecco USA Inc., were cited with 18 related violations. According to Bill Fulcher, director of OSHA’s Atlanta-East Area Office, “OSHA standards are there to protect workers Read More

California-based Company Hit Again for Lockout/Tagout Violations

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A West Coast company that manufactures manhole covers, drain grates and other custom metal work has been fined again for workplace safety and health violations by California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA). The company, whose primary clients include construction companies, was fined nearly $300,000 after a confined space incident that resulted in the Read More

OSHA Safety Concerns Result in Massive Fine

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A 46-year old employee of a Swedish based auto insulation company located in Oregon lost his right arm while feeding scrap material into a shredding machine, according to the regional office of the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA). The company, which has plants all over the world, faces potential fines totaling nearly $570,000. A Read More

OSHA Cites Ohio Company for Lockout/Tagout Deficiencies

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An Ohio company is facing over $500,000 in fines as a result of what the US Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) calls “willful and serious” violations of health and safety codes. The company, a South Korean-based tile manufacturer, was the subject of two OSHA inspections last summer which were prompted by injuries to two Read More

Bakery Benefits from LOTO Knowledge of OSHA Food-Grade Guidelines

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-Wahab Zia, ESC Engineer Specialized engineers. Custom procedures. Fast turn-around. In today’s competitive market, more companies are taking advantage of Rockwell Automation‘s Engineered Safety Control (ESC) expertise and lockout/tagout (LOTO) specialized engineers to streamline their processes. Their training and focus translates into modernized and refined safety procedures that can help improve productivity, reduce downtime and Read More

Ohio Company Hit With Massive OSHA Fines

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An Ohio company is facing the possibility of over $500,000 in fines due to alleged workplace safety violations. The company, which manufactures garage doors, is facing these fines as a potential repeat violator by the regional office of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Triggering the citations were a series of violations which OSHA Read More