The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited American Wire and Cable Co. of Olmsted Falls for 25 alleged serious violations, according to a news release. The company, a supplier to the appliance industry, now faces proposed penalties of $185,640.
American Wire and Cable makes wire housed in PVC, crosslinked polyethylene, rubber and other materials.
OSHA conducted safety and health inspections of American Wire and Cable in April 2019, finding violations related to fall protection, blocked exits, machine guarding and more. The inspectors also found that employees lacked training on procedures like first aid and emergency action plans.
"Disregarding required safety and health procedures leaves workers at risk for serious injuries and illness," OSHA Cleveland area director Howard Eberts said in the release. "Employers are obligated by law to comply with standards put in place to protect employees on the job."
A message left for American Wire and Cable was not returned as of publication.
The company has 15 business days after receiving the citations to comply, to contest the findings or to request an informal conference.