July 2018 Enforcement

California Fines Manufacturer for Exposing Workers to Amputation Hazards

California

California OSHA issued six citations and $48,095 in penalties to the manufacturer, Tobin Steel Company, Inc., after a worker sustained serious injuries while operating an unguarded press brake machine. Inspectors concluded that the company failed to: conduct and document required inspections; test and maintain power-operated presses; train workers on amputation hazards; and provide adequate machine guarding.

The simplicity of our Safety Inspection app will increase inspection frequency which leads to a safer work site.  You’ll identify hazards and/or unsafe behaviors in real-time which allows management to take a more proactive approach to prevent accidents or OSHA violations.

The Safety-Reports mobile inspection app helps your organization maintain compliance with applicable safety regulations which greatly reduces the likelihood of receiving a citation.  Furthermore, data collected using our app has proven to help ‘vacate’ or at least reduce the severity of citations.

Using the Safety-Reports mobile inspection app will cut report writing time significantly!  You simply click ‘yes’ or ‘no’  on the applicable checklist items and submit your report.  Our templates come with pre-loaded observations and recommendations that virtually eliminate report writing time. 

Also, check out our CalOSHA checklist!

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Steve Polich
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