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Region 5


October 1, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Ohio Plastics Manufacturer
For Exposing Workers to Machine Hazards

CAREY, OH – Continental Structural Plastics Inc. faces proposed penalties of $107,168 after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found employees exposed to amputation and struck-by hazards at its Carey, Ohio, facility.

OSHA cited the plastics manufacturer for one repeated and three serious violations for failing to adequately train employees on lockout/tagout procedures, and ensure locking devices were attached to the machine as required; and for exposing workers to struck-by hazards from improperly stored materials. OSHA cited the company for similar violations in 2015.

Continental Structural Plastics Inc. has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with the OSHA area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to help ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit https://www.osha.gov.

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Media Contacts:

Scott Allen, 312-353-4727, allen.scott@dol.gov
Rhonda Burke, 312-353-6976, burke.rhonda@dol.gov

Release Number: 18-1549-CHI


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