Ohio Printer Fined By OSHA for Violations

MINSTER, OH—Globus Printing & Packaging has been assessed $91,800 in fines by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), resulting from 24 health and safety violations found during an inspection, the Lima News reported.

Kim Nelson, an OSHA area director in Toledo, told the newspaper that the 140 workers employed at Globus were exposed to a number of dangerous hazards on a daily basis. She added that the company “lacks adequate employee training on those hazards.”

Among the safety and health violations cited: Failing to provide electrical personal protective equipment for employees doing electrical work; failing to remove damaged forklifts from service; failing to maintain exit lighting and an employee alarm system; failing to maintain an environment free of combustible dust; and not ensuring employees used eye and face protection.

Globus Printing & Packaging has 15 business days from receipt of citation to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.