Hexavalent Chromium Exposures Cited

OSHA has proposed $72,800 in fines against Cleveland Tank & Supply Inc., with 19 serious health and safety violations cited.

OSHA announced an enforcement case involving hexavalent chromium exposures to employees at Cleveland Tank & Supply Inc. The agency said 19 serious health and safety violations, including failing to assess and monitor exposure to HexChrome and provide adequate PPE, were assessed after an April inspection based on a complaint, with $72,800 in proposed fines.

"Cleveland Tank & Supply has a responsibility to ensure that workers are properly protected from known workplace hazards such as exposure to chromium," said Howard Eberts, OSHA's area director in Cleveland. "OSHA is committed to protecting workers, especially when employers fail to do so."

Fifteen of the health violations involve failing to assess workers' exposure to hexavalent chromium and ensure exposures were below the permissible limit. Others involve failing to implement a hearing conservation program, provide an emergency eyewash station, inspect and also train employees to use fire extinguishers, and provide HazCom training. Four safety violations involve failing to develop machine-specific lockout/tagout procedures, evaluate powered industrial truck operators' performance every three years, ensure machine guarding was provided, and ensure point-of-operation guarding was in place on machinery.

Download Center

  • EHS Buyer's Guide

    Download this buyer's guide to make more informed decisions as you're looking for an EHS management software system for your organization.

  • Online Safety Training Buyer's Guide

    Use this handy buyer's guide to learn the basics of selecting online safety training and how to use it at your workplace.

  • COVID Return-to-Work Checklist, Fall 2021

    Use this checklist as an aid to help your organization return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic in a safe and healthy manner.

  • SDS Buyer's Guide

    Learn to make informed decisions while searching for SDS Management Software.

  • Risk Matrix Guide

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Industry Safe

Featured Whitepapers

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - September 2021

    September 2021

    Featuring:

    • COMBUSTIBLE DUST
      Managing Combustible Dust and Risk Mitigation
    • PPE: CONSTRUCTION
      The Rising Popularity of Safety Helmets on the Jobsite
    • PPE: ELECTRICAL SAFETY
      Five Tips for a Successful Wear Trial
    • SAFETY & HEALTH
      Medical Surveillance Versus Medical Screening
    View This Issue