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Repeat safety violation at gun shop exposes workers to lead

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has added an Ohio armament company to its list of severe violators. This follows the agency's determination that the business owner had taken no action to rectify safety hazards identified during an inspection in November 2014. During a follow-up visit in November 2015, the agency found that every safety violation previously identified still existed.

Safety violation: No fall protection leads to OSHA citations

Owners of construction companies nationwide, including those in Ohio, have to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's strict safety regulations. The agency may inspect construction sites at any time to monitor a company's compliance. Any safety violation may lead to a citation and a possible fine. Such an inspection in Nov. 2015 led to multiple citations for a company in another state.

Man's workplace accident likely result of safety violation

Construction company owners in Ohio have enormous responsibilities to protect the lives of their employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes safety regulations pertaining to each industry. The construction industry poses many hazards, and many of the rules relate directly to the safety of construction workers. Even one safety violation can be deadly, and the disregard for workers' safety is unacceptable.

Was fatal trench collapse the result of a safety violation?

Whenever a fatal workplace accident occurs in Ohio -- or any other state -- the Occupational Safety and Health Administration typically investigates the circumstances of the incident. Investigators will determine whether a safety violation caused the death, and, if so, the employer will be cited and may have to pay penalties. However, the surviving family members of the deceased worker will have to cope with the trauma of the unanticipated tragedy and also the financial consequences.

General Electric cited for exposing workers to amputation hazards

A lamp manufacturing plant owned by General Electric in Ohio was the recipient of citations for five safety violations that were identified during an inspection at the Circleville facility. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported that the company's employees were working in conditions in which amputation hazards exist. The employees were reportedly also exposed to multiple risks of suffering various other serious injuries.

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