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Electrocution and Amputation Risks Net $77K in OSHA Fines for OH Metal Stamper

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Pioneer, OH – After finding numerous electrical and machine safety hazards at NN Metal Stampings Inc, OSHA has fined the southwestern Ohio firm close to $80,000 for electrocution and amputation risks.

Fines have been proposed to address the amputation risks that the agency said electrocution amputation metal stamperemployees faced while using mechanical presses, as well as when changing dies. These types of risks can be mitigated by Lockout/Tagout procedures and compliance with OSHA’s regulations regarding machine safety.

Additionally, OSHA’s report stated that employees working on an energized 480-volt circuit weren’t wearing the required protective equipment, exposing them to risks of electrocution.

An electrical safety inspection or audit is needed to identify potentially hazardous electrical situations and provide corrective actions for situations determining compliance with NEC ®, NFPA ® 70E and 70B, OSHA, electrical safety work processes, maintenance tools, and to identify potential costs savings and inefficiencies through modification of electrical systems.

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