Automotive Glass Manufacturer Faces $724,380 in Federal Penalties
Fuyao Glass America has been cited for nine repeated and 13 serious violations. The company has been inspected by OSHA 12 times in the past four years.
Fuyao Glass America Inc. is facing major penalties after exposing employees to multiple safety and health hazards at its Moraine, Ohio, production plant.
OSHA cited Fuyao Glass America for nine repeated and 13 serious violations, including exposing employees to electrical safety violations; and failing to evaluate the workplace to determine permit-required confined spaces; train employees on lockout/tag out and entering confined spaces; install machine guarding; provide hearing protection; provide personal protective equipment, and require the use of fall protection. The company now faces $724,380 in penalties. In the last four years, OSHA has inspected the Fuyao plant 12 times.
“This company’s repeated failure to implement and enforce safety and health programs at the workplace is unacceptable,” said Acting Regional Administrator Bill Donovan, in Chicago, Illinois. “Employers must continually evaluate their facilities for hazards, and train employees and managers to use proper safety controls and equipment to keep their worksites safe and healthful.”
The company has 15 business days from receipt of the safety and health citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.