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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.

One of the significant risks faced by employees in the industrial industry is the lack of devices to isolate energy during the maintenance and cleaning procedures of equipment. Business owners who fail to install lockout/tagout devices and enforce a safety protocol surrounding this danger expose their workers to amputation injuries. OSHA recently cited a logistics company for such violations when inspectors found the pallet-sorting equipment at the facility lacked these safety devices.

Roofers are exposed to other known hazards, one of which is the risk of falling. While roofing company owners all know that severe injuries or death can result from falls, many continue to have their employees work on roofs without fall protection. After OSHA inspectors recently found the employees of an Ohio roofing company working on a roof at which the required lifelines were absent, the owner received citations for two safety violations. One violation was serious, and one was a repeated offense -- a fine of almost $27,000 was proposed.

Sadly, the continued disregard of the safety and health of workers leads to many serious injuries that are often life changing. Any victim of a safety violation that led to a workplace accident can pursue financial assistance through the Ohio workers' compensation insurance company. The same business owners who typically refuse to address workers' safety may also be the ones who challenge benefits claims. Fortunately, injured employees have the option of seeking the support and guidance of experienced workers' comp attorneys to navigate benefits claims for them.

Source: limaohio.com, "Local companies cited for safety violations, fined $44,000", John Bush, Feb. 9, 2017

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