Bellevue, Ohio-based plastics company Wilbert Inc. is facing $261,454 in fines for multiple safety violations after an inspection found employees exposed to fall, machine, and electrical hazards, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
OSHA investigators found Wilbert Inc., which operates as Wilbert Plastic Services, exposed its employees to crush injuries, burns, and fall hazards while they conducted maintenance on plastic injection molding presses.
Inspectors cited the employer for failing to ensure employees had adequate personal protective equipment and clothing, and for permitting the use of damaged electrical devices.
Investigators found three repeat and seven serious violations.
“Using proper safety controls, and removing damaged devices from service can protect employees from exposure to known hazards in the workplace,” said Kim Nelson, OSHA Toledo area office director.