OSHA Compliance / Industrial Safety

OSHA fines Georgia tire company more than $500K for alleged safety violations

By Tire Business

Jun 04, 2019

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued fines totaling $523,895 to Kumho Tire Georgia Inc. and two other companies for alleged safety violations at Kumho's tire plant in Macon.

Kumho was cited for 22 alleged violations — 12 serious, nine repeat and one other-than-serious — and fined an aggregate of $507,299. The citations cover:

  • Exposing employees to fall, struck-by and burn hazards;
  • Failing to follow hazardous energy-control procedures when employees perform service and maintenance on machinery;
  • Failing to train employees on safety-control procedures; and
  • Failing to provide machine guarding on various pieces of equipment 

Read the full story, "OSHA fines Kumho for alleged safety violations at Georgia tire plant," at tirebusiness.com. 

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