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Specialty Metals cited by OSHA

Keywords: Tags  Specialty Metals Processing, OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, safety violations, toll processing, metal processing, Becky Miniea

NEW YORK — Specialty Metals Processing Inc. has been cited by the U.S. Labor Department’s 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 issues.”

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