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OSHA to determine whether safety violation caused worker's death

Employees at recycling facilities face numerous hazards at their places of work. Business owners must protect the health and safety of employees, and many workers die each year because their employers fail to protect them from the working parts of equipment. Such a safety violation might have led to the recent death of an Ohio employee of an Akron-based recycling facility.

Safety violation: 2 Ohio companies cited for disregarding safety

Employers in Ohio must comply with safety regulations as prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A safety violation identified during an OSHA inspection could lead to a citation and a penalty. However, the prospect of being cited and penalized is not always a deterrent, and many workers remain at risk of suffering life-threatening injuries.

Permanent disability: Ohio paramedics will be at lower risk

Ohio paramedics in Massillon may find comfort in knowing that the Workers' Compensation Bureau and Community Health Foundation shared the costs of four power cots for the city's ambulances. The lifting of patients will no longer be a threat of permanent disability once the new lifting equipment and cots are installed. The fire chief explained the risks of back injuries to paramedics who have to repeatedly lift each one of approximately 3,500 patients every year.

OSHA to determine whether fatal fall followed safety violation

An employee of an Ohio-based industrial cleaning company lost his life in a recent workplace accident in another state. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an investigation to determine whether the fatality resulted from a safety violation. The deceased worker was part of a contracted crew cleaning a silo at a power plant.

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