Workers Still Experience Noise Hazards at Ohio Foundry A foundry in Ohio continues to expose its employees to workplace hazards, including damaging noise, four years after an initial federal workplace safety and health inspection. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) first identified hazards at A&B Foundry & Machining Inc. in a 2012 inspection. In a follow-up inspection ... News in Brief
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Workers Still Experience Noise Hazards at Ohio Foundry
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Workers Still Experience Noise Hazards at Ohio Foundry
The ASHA Leader, September 2016, Vol. 21, 11. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB4.21092016.11
The ASHA Leader, September 2016, Vol. 21, 11. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB4.21092016.11
A foundry in Ohio continues to expose its employees to workplace hazards, including damaging noise, four years after an initial federal workplace safety and health inspection.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) first identified hazards at A&B Foundry & Machining Inc. in a 2012 inspection.
In a follow-up inspection earlier this year, OSHA determined that workers in the Franklin, Ohio, foundry were exposed to the risks of amputation, hearing loss and respiratory damage. The federal agency issued 15 violations, including 12 repeated and two serious, that carry penalties of $143,150.
The noise-related violations were repeat violations: The foundry failed to train workers about noise hazards or evaluate them annually for occupational exposure to noise.
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