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Published: Wednesday, 3/5/2014

BUSINESS BRIEF

Findlay company fined for 9 OSHA violations

BLADE STAFF

FINDLAY — Pressed Paperboard Technologies LLC has been fined $81,450 by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for nine safety and health violations.

Two of the violations were listed as willful, meaning they were committed with intentional, knowing, or voluntary disregard for the law’s requirement, or plain indifference to employee safety and health. Both involved maintenance employees working on energized electrical equipment without proper training and personal protective equipment.

Five serious safety violations involved not making sure machinery was safe or failing to properly train workers using machinery. Two serious health violations involve exposing workers to explosion and fire hazards while working near an indoor dust collector that lacked a means of explosion protection, and failing to establish and implement a written respiratory protection program.



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