Salem Manufacturing Business Cited by OSHA

Workplace deaths are on the rise in Ohio.

A Salem trailer manufacturing business was cited by federal inspectors for safety violations that could cost the company more than $50,000.

The U.S. Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Quality Trailers Enterprises, Inc. with 15 serious safety violations following a Feb. 4 inspection.

OSHA inspectors proposed levying $55,300 in fines against the 1664 Salem Parkway West plant.

The violations include 10 “serious” safety violations for failing to have proper machine guarding, failing to develop a program to control the release of hazardous energy while servicing and maintaining equipment, failing to provide safety training in a variety of areas, failing to provide welding shields and curtains and exposing workers to live wires.

Inspectors found five more serious violations for noise exposure, lack of employee protective equipment, improper oxygen storage, allowing a combustible paint residue to accumulate in the paint booth and failing to conduct a workplace hazard assessment program and to develop and train workers on a hazard communication program.

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