The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a company following worker injuries. Nox US LLC, which is an Ohio manufacturer of luxury vinyl tile, will now face $514,236 in proposed penalties after inspectors with OSHA cited the company for machine safety violations. The agency responded to two separate reports of employee injuries in June of 2017. One employee with the firm ended up needing surgery after his hand was crushed in a tile machine.
Less than two weeks later, the company received yet another complaint about an employee injury. The employee suffered partial amputations of two fingers while working on a recycle material system. OSHA cited the company for failing to use adequate lockout/tagout procedures and devices to prevent unintentional machine movement, failure to train employees and exposing employees to fall hazards. The company has also been placed on OSHA’s Severe Violated Enforcement Program.
The company now has 15 business days from the receipt of the citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference or contest the findings. Additional details can be found here.