Electrical Supplier Faces $120K in Fines Over Safety Hazards

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Electrical Supplier Faces $120K in Fines Over Safety Hazards | #ESC_LLC #Electrical #OSHA #Safety | Schneider Electric was found to have 11 serious violations in confined spaces and lockout/tagout at its Oxord, OH facility (inddist). https://wp.me/p97JNV-1wn

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In response to a January 2021 complaint, the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated Schneider Electric’s Oxford production facility and found machine operators and maintenance employees entered powder-coating ovens routinely without testing atmospheric conditions or securing natural gas lines and operating machine parts.

The company, which manufactures large busways used for power distribution, faces proposed penalties of $119,757. OSHA determined Schneider Electric exposed workers to multiple safety and health hazards by failing to designate the ovens as permit-required confined spaces that require specific safety procedures before entry. (read more)

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