June 13, 2016
Ohio metal stamping facility faces more than $45K in
federal fines for exposing workers to noise hazards
Employer name: Dove Die & Stamping Company, Brook Park, Ohio
June 7, 2016
Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Cleveland Area Office cited Dove Die & Stamping Company for two willful and two serious safety and health violations.
The agency opened an investigation at the Brook Park metal stamping facility in March 2016 after receiving a complaint alleging unsafe working conditions.
Investigators found the company failed to:
- Protect workers from excessive noise exposure.
- Train workers about noise hazards.
- Establish a hearing conservation program including baseline and annual audiograms.
Quote: "Employers have a responsibility to protect workers from exposure to noise hazards that can lead to debilitating health conditions," said Howard Eberts, OSHA's area director in Cleveland. "Training workers, providing and requiring the use of hearing protection and annual audiograms are required to protect worker's long-term health."
Proposed Penalties: $45,500
Citations: View here.
To ask questions, obtain compliance assistance, file a complaint, or report amputations, eye loss, workplace hospitalizations, fatalities or situations posing imminent danger to workers, the public should call OSHA's toll-free hotline at 800-321-OSHA (6742) or the agency's Cleveland Area Office at (216) 447-4194.
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Release Number: 16-1121-CHI
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