Norton, Ohio Manufacturer Faces $136,400 in OSHA Penalties
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Frost Tile and Marble Co. for 10 health and safety violations. According to an OSHA regional news release, the 10 penalties carry $136,400 in fines. Eight of the citations came as a result of Frost Tile and Marble Co. failing to correct eight violations it was cited for in 2012, including:
Failing to provide workers with information on hazardous chemicals in the workplace
Failing to protect workers from exposure to respirable dust containing silica in excess of permissible limits
Failing to provide training on personal protective equipment and fire extinguisher use
“Failure to correct previous discrepancies shows a lack of commitment to worker safety and health,” Howard Eberts, OSHA’s area director in Cleveland, told the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Public Affairs.
Frost Tile and Marble Co. was also cited for two serious penalties involving a lack of appropriate respirators and a failure to provide individual exposure records to a worker and their designated representative.
“Companies must be aware of the hazards in their facilities and take precautions to prevent workers from being exposed to hazardous conditions and materials,” said Eberts.
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