Specialty Metals Processing Inc. has been cited by the U.S.
Labor Departments Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) for five alleged violations, with
proposed fines totaling $131,320.
The Stow, Ohio-based
company was cited for allegedly failing to abate three previous
violations, including failing to administer a continuing
hearing conservation program for workers exposed to noise
exceeding the time-weighted average for eight hours. The
company also was cited for allegedly not developing adequate
energy control procedures or conducting periodic inspections to
ensure workers followed those procedures correctly.
Specialty Metals, a
toll processor of flat-rolled, nonferrous metals, has 15
business days from receipt of the citations to comply or
contest the findings.
Specialty Metals co-owner Becky Miniea told AMM
that the company is working with OSHA to resolve these