When the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cites a company for safety violations, there is a requirement that the negligent company change their practices. However, far too often OSHA agents return for follow-up inspections only to find repeat violations. For example, OSHA recently inspected the G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Inc. facility in Franklin Furnace, Ohio only to find that the company continues to fail to utilize appropriate protective equipment and implement proper lockout procedures to prevent maintenance accidents.
The facility has been placed on the Site-Specific Targeting Program, because their injury rates are far above the national average. "This company consistently failed to protect its workers and implement basic safety requirements," said the OSHA area director in Cincinnati. "Repeat violations demonstrate a lack of commitment to employee safety and health, and that is unacceptable when employee safety is on the line."
I Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney In Ohio That Handles Repeat Offenders
If OSHA inspected your workplace but you did not witness any changes made to safety procedures, you should not be afraid to reach out to our Columbus workers’ compensation attorneys. The Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC legal team has over 80 years of combined experience protecting the rights of whistleblowers and representing injured workers. We will work tirelessly to bring your negligent employer to justice and secure the full compensation that you deserve for your injuries. For more information, contact us. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Columbus workers’ compensation attorneys, call us today at (614) 221-7548.
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