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Labor Department fines Leetonia business for safety, healthy violations

Published: Mon, March 19, 2012 @ 1:29 p.m.

LEETONIA — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today cited Polychem OMS Systems LLC, a specialty manufacturer of equipment for the production and processing of metals and plastic products in Leetonia, with 30 safety and health violations, including exposing workers to amputation hazards.

Proposed penalties total $103,500.

OSHA initiated an inspection in September based on a complaint.

Twenty-one serious safety violations involve failing to establish a lockout and tagout program to control the energy sources of equipment; remove damaged web slings from service; provide machine guarding on lathes, blades, grinders and other equipment; provide personal protective equipment for electrical work; inspect trucks before use; remove defective vehicles from service; and train workers to operate powered industrial trucks.

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1block50(128 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

What's a few lost limbs and shattered lives when compared to profit margins? Damn gubmint! Who needs 'em?

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2cue(11 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

More inspectors are needed to assure compliance.

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3Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

What the he(( are these guys at OSHA
up to ????What is a few fingers or a hand
This company is making money and are job creators . Boy I hope the Gov.puts a stop to this kind of government interference in business

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4VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

If we would have had OSHA back when I was in woodshop classes in school, some of my friends would still have all their fingers and toes.

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