Company owners in Ohio and nationwide must provide safe work environments. Safety training is required to keep both permanent and contract workers informed of the multiple safety hazards, such as those posed by forklifts and other mechanical or electronic transport equipment. Following the recent death of a contract worker at the Ohio-based Honda facility, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched an investigation to determine whether the fatality was caused by a safety violation.
An explosion occurred at a chemical plant in Newark on a recent Monday. The blast caused injuries to five workers, but it has not yet been determined whether a safety violation caused the incident. Company owners in Ohio have to comply with the safety regulations that are prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The agency has special regulations for the handling of hazardous chemicals, and all employees must be aware of the hazards.
Case farms have several plants across Ohio at which chickens are processed, packed and frozen for supply to the fast food and supermarket industry. Media reports over several months have reported citations issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after inspections at various of Case Farms in Winesburg. An ammonia safety violation was recently discovered.
There are strict federal and state laws that govern the employment of children under the age of 18. According to the Fair Labor Standards Act, certain specified job activities may not be performed by workers under the age of 18. These include the operation of certain specified machines and equipment in a non-agricultural setting. In violation of these laws, a 14-year-old Ohio boy suffered a gruesome amputation injury in March of this year.
Rutland is a small Ohio village about 100 miles southeast of Columbus. The U.S. Census Bureau says just 393 people live in the pastoral setting. The quiet, rural life there was on a day long ago ripped open and blasted apart; a day that serves as a reminder of why workers' compensation is such a vital part of today's safety net.
Many people spend their first day, or first few days on a new job in training. If the job is in manufacturing, the training will likely include instructions on how to use equipment that can often be dangerous if not operated properly.
The woman had been working at the steel parts manufacturing plant for just 10 days when a 25-ton power press crushed her right ring finger. According to a government report, the light curtain -- an electronic safety sensing device -- "failed to work properly."
If you're shopping for metal products, you can find bottom-poured ingots, hot-rolled bars and cold-finished bars about two hours north of Columbus at the Republic Steel mill. The 125-year-old Ohio icon continues to churn out products used the world over.
People who work in Ohio plants, factories and industrial warehouses may be putting their health and their lives on the line every day at work due to the serious risks that are often present in these environments. The physical demands of these jobs are extreme and can put enormous strain on a worker's body. Further, there is the potential for explosions, falling objects, and accidents involving huge machines and sharp objects.
Industrial work environments are some of the most dangerous workplaces across Ohio. While accidents can happen in any type of workplace, accidents in an industrial workplace can be more likely and they often have the potential to cause catastrophic or fatal injuries to workers.