Bowling Green, OH – OSHA has proposed penalties of $1,326,367 to Dowa THT America Inc. – a metal heat treatment company based in Bowling Green, Ohio – after the company exposed employees to atmospheric, thermal, electrical, and mechanical hazards as they performed maintenance inside heat-treating furnaces.
In addition to the penalties, OSHA placed the company in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program.
OSHA cited the company for 25 willful, serious, and other-than-serious violations for hazards related to
- Confined spaces;
- Machine guarding;
- Respiratory protection;
- Chemical exposures, and
- Electrical equipment.
The company also failed to provide adequate personal protective equipment, and train their employees on hazards in the facility.
Acworth, GA – Corley Contractors Inc. – based in Dallas, Georgia – is facing stiff penalties for exposing employees to excavation hazards while installing water and sewer lines at a worksite in Acworth, Georgia.
OSHA has levied $106,078 in fines.
OSHA initiated an inspection as part of the Agency’s National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Trenching and Excavation after observing employees exposed to trenching hazards. Inspectors determined that Corley Contractors Inc. – operating as C&L Contractors – failed to install a protective cave-in system inside the excavation area, and did not provide a safe means to enter and exit the excavation.