OSHA Citations Against Dowa THT America

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Dowa THT America, Inc., of Bowling Green, OH, has been issued several citations from OSHA.

Proposed fines total over $1,300,000.

The company was cited for twenty-five willful, serious, and other-than-serious violations.

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.

 

 

Hugh Hoagland

Hugh Hoagland

does research and testing of PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Hugh is a Sr. Consultant at ArcWear and Sr. Partner at e-Hazard. Read more about Hugh.

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