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OSHA is on the Prowl - Two Companies Heavily Penalized

OSHA is on the Prowl - Two Companies Heavily Penalized
Recently, the United States, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, seemed to be on the prowl, for they not only penalized the Findlay-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., with nine safety and health violations, but they also fined the Cedar Creek Carpentry Inc. for committing some serious willful violations.

OSHA's area director in Toledo, Ohio, Jule Hovi, said that, "The lack of employee protection from fire, explosions and hazardous chemicals is completely unacceptable", he further went on to say that, "OSHA is committed to ensuring workers have a safe and healthful workplace, and failing to follow proper safety and health procedures puts workers at unnecessary risk."

With regards to the carpentry company, Gary Anderson, OSHA's Area Director said that, “Cedar Creek Carpentry has a history of failing to provide fall protection for workers at a number of previous work sites”.

This Michigan-based carpentry company has been penalized with a fine of $56,000 for allegedly exposing employees to fall hazards. The tire maker on the other hand, failed to provide proper hazardous chemical protection to its employees and hence it is also being fined with a hefty penalty of $206,500.

Both the companies have 15 days to either comply with or contest the findings in front of an independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.