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Ohio Glass Plant Cited for Health Violations

Posted on October 25th, 2012 No Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recently cited Ohio’s Dlubak Glass Co. for 15 health violations, some considered willful and repeated multiple times, and many linked to the presence of lead paint on the premises. These violations were cited after an investigation that occurred in March 2012 and fines associated with the citations total to $126,700.

An inspection was done after complaints were made by employees that they were not receiving proper protective equipment and they were being exposed to lead paint and other workplace hazards. The company was fined with a willful violation of exposing workers to lead.

A willful violation is one that is “committed with intentional, knowing or voluntary disregard for the law’s requirement or plain indifference to employee safety and health.” Another citation was given when the company repeatedly failed to keep the lunch room free of lead dust.

OSHA cited Dlubak for 13 other serious violations including violating the lead standards, failing to reduce exposure, provide clean changing and storage facilities, and also failing to provide medical observation.

The company was founded in 1932 in Pennsylvania and has six locations nationwide. The company serves the following industries, fiberglass, automotive, container, lighting and specialty glass.

The number of violations as well as the fact that they are considered willful and repeated has placed the glass company in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program, which means that follow up inspections will be done often to make sure that all laws are being followed.

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