OSHA Compliance

OSHA Fines A Wood Furniture Manufacturer in Tuffin For Committing Serious Safety Violations

OSHA Fines A Wood Furniture Manufacturer in Tuffin For Committing Serious Safety Violations
The United States, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), recently penalized yet another organization with a hefty fine of $60,000. The company in question, was an Ohio based Americanwood Industry.

This wood furniture manufacturer in Tiffin, came under OSHA's wrath, for primarily committing two serious safety violations and two repeat safety violations. The organization failed to train its employees in safe work practices and failed to implement rules with regards to wearing proper safety equipment when working on electrical panels.

Jule Hovi in Toledo, Ohio, OSHA's Area Director said that, "Injuries from electrical shock hazards are very preventable, especially if personal protective equipment is used and workers receive the proper training”. He further went on to state that, "OSHA is committed to ensuring that all workers are provided a safe and healthful workplace."

Back in 2009, the Ameriwood Industries Inc. was penalized by OSHA, for committing 12 serious safety violations. However, the case was settled informally and the company had to pay a hefty fine of $70,725.

In accordance to the OSHA act of 1970, employers are mainly responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees and workers. OSHA's role is to assure that these conditions, standards and rules are followed and enforced.

Currently, this very company has fifteen business days to either comply with or contest the findings in front of an independent OSHA Review Commission.

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