Do you work at a company that has more than one facility? It might pay to keep track of OSHA inspections at your company’s other facilities. Those other inspections can have an impact on you.
OSHA has issued 33 citations to the Parker Hannifin Corp. plant in Batesville, MS, with penalties totaling $487,700.
Sixteen citations are for repeat violations. OSHA issues repeat violations when a company previously had been cited for the same or a similar violation at any other facility in federal enforcement states within the last five years.
Park Hannifin’s repeat citations are based on previous inspections conducted at other company locations, including a facility in Olive Branch, MS.
The 16 repeat citations, which accounted for $407,000 in fines, include failure to:
- train workers on lockout/tagout procedures
- conduct periodic inspections of the lockout/tagout process
- unblock exit doors and routes
- provide machine guarding, and
- correct electrical deficiencies.
OSHA administrator David Michaels said Parker Hannifin “ignored many violations that OSHA previously had brought to its attention.”
The company has 15 business days to decide whether to contest the citations.