OSHA Cites Dlubak’s Ohio Glass Plant

  Plant technology

The U.S. Department of Labor´s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Dlubak Glass Co. for 15 alleged health violations, many of which related to the presence of lead in the plant

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OSHA Cites Dlubak’s Ohio Glass Plant
The U.S. Department of Labor´s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Dlubak Glass Co., headquartered in Blairsville, Pa., for 15 alleged health violations, including willful and repeat violations, many of which related to the presence of lead in the plant. The violations follow a March 2012 inspection at one of two Dlubak plants in Upper Sandusky. Proposed fines total 126,700 USD."Dlubak Glass Co. has a responsibility to protect the health of its workers by ensuring that they operate in a manner that eliminates or minimizes lead hazards, including exposure," says Kim Nelson, director of OSHA´s Toledo office.

The inspection was initiated following a complaint that workers were being exposed to lead and not provided with adequate personal protective equipment in the plant. The company has been cited with a willful violation for failing to make an initial determination of workers’ exposure to lead, according to OSHA. A willful violation is committed with intentional, knowing or voluntary disregard for the law´s requirement or plain indifference to employee safety and health. The company received a repeat violation for failing to maintain a lunch room free from lead dust and residue, according to OSHA. A repeat violation exists when an employer previously has been cited for the same or a similar violation of a standard, regulation, rule or order at any other facility in federal enforcement states within the last five years. Dlubak Glass Co. was cited for...

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