OSHA Compliance

OSHA proposes $64,000 in penalties against Elk Grove, Ill.-based Ceva Freight for serious and repeat safety violations

OSHA proposes $64,000 in penalties against Elk Grove, Ill.-based Ceva Freight for serious and repeat safety violations
OSHA has cited Ceva Freight LLC, a logistics and freight management solutions company for national and multi-national companies in Elk Grove, and found the company full of alleged, serious, repeat and other-than-serious violations of federal workplace safety standards. So, OSHA has proposed with $64,000 in penalties against all the reasons they have found there.

In January 2010 inspection, OSHA has already cited the same company with two serious violations and for that OSHA has proposed a $10,000 penalty. The company on that time was cited for not ensuring industrial trucks properly inspected before use and for failing to provide legible name plates on the trucks. According to OSHA regulation, that is a serious violation as because the result of such mistake can take many workers life and at the same time it is a known factor to them.

OSHA has found out two repeat violations at Ceva Freight LLC and so again proposed a $50,000. This time their fault was they fail to provide proper load backrest extensions and to take trucks with safety defects out of service. As repeat violation is a big issue when the employer previously was cited for the similar violation.

The company did not record injury and illness on OSHA 300 forms and to provide those forms to OSHA when requested. And for this violation OSHA has proposed a $4,000 penalty.

Diane Turek , OSHA Area Director in Des Plaines, Ill said,"Employees that work with and around powered industrial trucks face serious injury or even death if proper OSHA safety regulations are not followed. Those who ignore these safety regulations are inviting tragedy into the lives of their workers."

OSHA has provided OSHA safety training, and made OSHA safety regulations, OSHA compliance and many more so that the risk at working place reduces. Employers should comply with OSHA regulations t o ensure the safety and the health of the workers.

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