OSHA cites Perry Fiberglass Products for repeat and serious violations

Rachel Abbey McCafferty
CRAIN’S CLEVELAND BUSINESS

Published: August 18, 2014 1:25 pm ET
Updated: August 18, 2014 1:27 pm ET

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Perry Fiberglass Products Inc. in Avon Lake, Ohio, for four repeat and nine serious violations.

The citations follow an investigation started Feb. 5, after a complaint of alleged “unsafe handling of hazardous chemicals,” the administration said in a news release.

The proposed penalties for the citations equal $53,130.

The administration said it found repeat violations of the OSHA hazard communication standard, which requires employers to provide training on the handling and use of hazardous chemicals. Perry Fiberglass Products “failed to label containers to identify and warn of the hazardous chemicals contained inside, use self-closing valves on containers with flammable liquids and ensure a bonding system was used when dispensing flammable chemicals into secondary containers,” OSHA said. It also did not provide “suitable” eyewash stations.

The company, which makes fiberglass pipes and tanks, had been cited for similar violations in 2010, OSHA said. Companies receive repeat violations if they had been cited for the same or similar violation at any of their locations in federal enforcement states in the past five years.

The nine serious citations were for violations including a lack of training on confined space requirements and a failure to provide eye protection. Serious violations are defined as those that an employer knew about or should have known about and have a “substantial probability” of leading to serious harm or death.

A company representative who declined to share his name said Perry Fiberglass Products was meeting with OSHA today to go over potential abatements.


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OSHA cites Perry Fiberglass Products for repeat and serious violations

Rachel Abbey McCafferty
CRAIN’S CLEVELAND BUSINESS

Published: August 18, 2014 1:25 pm ET
Updated: August 18, 2014 1:27 pm ET

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