Clear, systemized safety procedures and good practices will keep your patients and employees safe with fewer accidents.
Companies should keep in mind that while standards are in place for a reason, exceeding them will always create a safer workplace.
OSHA issued citations for one willful and four serious safety violations against the medical center for electrical hazards after a maintenance worker received an electrical shock and fell from a ladder while changing an overhead ballast in a light fixture in June 2016. He died a month later.
Since the current federal fiscal year began Oct. 1, 2018, Minnesota OSHA Compliance has received 15 reports of amputations, many of them to workers' hands and fingers. The agency is urging employers to take immediate steps to assess and reassess amputation hazards and risks in their workplaces and take needed corrective actions to eliminate them, as well as redouble their efforts to train employees on how to perform tasks safely.
OSHA's news release said its inspectors determined that Southern Tire Mart exposed employees to struck-by, tire explosion, fire, and smoke hazards and failed to provide a restraining device or barrier and to implement lockout/tagout procedures as required.
OSHA launched the follow-up inspection of the tire manufacturer after the agency did not receive abatement documents regarding a June 2017 inspection and citations. OSHA has now placed Kumho Tire Georgia Inc. in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program.