Ohio Cement Company Fined for Confined Space & Lockout Training Failures

cement trainingSt. Mary’s, OH – Quality Ready Mix Inc. has been cited for six safety violations with proposed penalties totaling $51,920 in fines at the company’s Van Buren cement silo hopper. Issues with confined space, training, and lockout tagout were found by OSHA investigators.

According to OSHA, the company did not comply with new confined space regulations, including setting confined space procedures and the training of employees on such procedures. Additionally, Quality Ready Mix failed to protect workers from operating parts of machinery by using locking and blocking devices, provide fall protection for employees working from heights, and protect workers from electrical hazards.

These failures resulted in one willful, three repeat, and two serious OSHA safety violations. Kimberly Nelson, OSHA’s area director in Toledo, said “it is disappointing when employers are cited for repeated violations because it demonstrates that they do not take safety seriously.”

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