OSHA Fines Ohio Manufacturer for Employees’ Excessive Noise Exposure The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has levied a fine of $331,490 on Polystar Containment for exposing employees to excessive noise at its Stow, Ohio, manufacturing plant. OSHA’s inspection of the plant, in response to a complaint, found 12 employee audiograms that indicated mild to ... News in Brief
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OSHA Fines Ohio Manufacturer for Employees’ Excessive Noise Exposure
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OSHA Fines Ohio Manufacturer for Employees’ Excessive Noise Exposure
The ASHA Leader, November 2018, Vol. 23, 9. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB4.23112018.9
The ASHA Leader, November 2018, Vol. 23, 9. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB4.23112018.9
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has levied a fine of $331,490 on Polystar Containment for exposing employees to excessive noise at its Stow, Ohio, manufacturing plant.
OSHA’s inspection of the plant, in response to a complaint, found 12 employee audiograms that indicated mild to moderate hearing loss. Investigators determined that, in addition to other safety violations, the company failed to implement an audiometric testing program to monitor employee hearing loss and failed to install controls to reduce noise levels.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees.
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