OSHA Cites Recycling Company for Willful Violations
The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations for safety violations to EDCO Waste and Recycling Services Inc. in Southern California, according to the Wall Street Journal. The recycling company is no stranger to OSHA—it has a history of violations and worker injury.
OSHA issued seven violations, including one Serious and one Willful violation. One of the violations led to a worker injury and had not been corrected at the time of the inspection. Proposed fines total $111,935.
“EDCO Waste and Recycling Services Inc. failed to provide vital safety training, leading to dangerous accidents and serious injury,” said Christine Baker, Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). “Proper workplace safety training is critical because it reduces severity of harm following accidents and, more importantly, prevents accidents from occurring in the first place.”
If an injured worker was not enough to get EDCO to take action and correct hazards, maybe a six-figure fine will be. Contact an attorney today if you have been injured at work to collect the workers comp to which you are entitled.
Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC—Columbus workers comp attorneys.