Posts Tagged ‘violations’

Pitfalls of EHS Noncompliance

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Avoid violations and penalties like the ones listed below, and even more important the potential for accidents and injuries, by ensuring that you are in compliance with OSHA standards that apply to your workplace.

Illinois Employer Placed in SVEP Following Fatal Accident

A worker at a metal fabrication plant was fatally crushed by an automated laser-cutting machine. OSHA’s investigation of the accident uncovered willful violations, including bypassing machine safeguards and failure to use lockout/tagout. The employer was also cited for serious violations for failure to guard open-sided floors and platforms, lack of forklift inspections, lack of lockout training, and other hazards. Because of the severity of the hazards, the employer was fined $317,000 and has been placed in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP), which mandates targeted follow-up inspections. (more…)

Worker’s Death at Adams Thermal Systems Results in $1.33 Million Fine

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

In November 2011, a worker at an Adams Thermal Systems plant in South Dakota was crushed in a machine that was used to make radiator cores. Now, almost two years later, the company has entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with OSHA, which has determined that the company must pay $1.33 million in fines, according to OSHA.

As a result, $450,000 will go to the worker’s spouse, with $450,000 as a criminal fine and $435,000 as a cumulative result of the company’s various regulatory violations. The settlement was reached after discussions with the man’s family. (more…)