Enforcement and Inspection

OSHA: Actions of Auto Parts Company Must Come to a Screeching Halt

OSHA’s inspection of an Auburn, Alabama, automobile parts manufacturer concluded that both permanent and temporary employees faced serious danger. Keep reading to find out what action the agency took, and why you need to be vigilant about protecting temporary workers.

At the plant, which produces heating, ventilation, and air conditioning hoses for several auto makers, OSHA found workers at risk of amputation, being caught in machinery, and being hit by objects. The inspection was launched early this year as part of the agency’s Regional Emphasis Program on Safety Hazards in the Auto Parts Industry.

OSHA cited the auto parts maker and a local staffing company for 11 violations, with combined penalties of more than $106,000. Four repeat violations were issued to the manufacturer, including one for failing to protect workers from crushing and amputation hazards due to improper machine guarding.

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