Dowa THT America, Inc., of Bowling Green, OH, has been issued several citations from OSHA.
Proposed fines total over $1,300,000.
One of those citations includes failure of the employer to provide PPE for employees that would protect them from electrical shock and arc flash.
Electrical-related citations include the following:
- Employees were not trained in and familiar with electrical safety-related work practices [1910.332(b)(1)]
- Employer did not make sure employees implemented electrical safety work habits to prevent injury from shock and arc flash 1910.333(a)]
- Employees were not given appropriate PPE for the potential electrical hazards in areas of work [1910.335(a)(1)(i)]
The company has also been put on OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program.