https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/region2/04122018

“In an effort to keep safety at the forefront of your mind, Three Sixty Safety is working to provide examples of real events and how they are impacting manufacturers.”

What was the cause of these fines?

-As the result of a complaint of unsafe workplace hazards, OSHA inspected this manufacturer not only once, but returned for a second inspection 9 days later. 

How could we have avoided a fine like this?

-Unfortunately for many organizations out there, they treat safety in a reactive manner as opposed to a proactive manner.  This typically happens when companies have a low incident rate and don’t understand some of the risks they expose their employees to.  Due to multiple violations, you have to take a step back and think about your safety program as a whole.  What do you have in place? What does your training look like? How often are you assessing the hazards in your facility?  The return on your investment can quickly become apparent by avoiding a six-figure fine like such.

How large of a fine is this organization facing.

-In this scenario, the organization is facing a fine of $435,679.  This does not include any dollars that they will have to spend to remediate their violations.

How can Three Sixty Safety help?

-The Three Sixty Safety offers a complete Occupational Health and Safety Management System that addresses all areas of safety.  This includes training for new employees, monthly auditing, PPE assessments, and more.  We also can help get all your proper documentation in place to prove to OSHA that your company is addressing safety in a serious manner.

If you want more details around the Three Sixty Safety’s Occupational Health and Safety Management System please contact 586-778-9900 or jdmattes@threesixtysafety.com