Ohio Foundry Cited for Dozens of Violations, Faces Penalty

A & B Foundry & Machining LLC received a proposed fine of $170,107 for 33 health and safety violations issued during an inspection at the Franklin, Ohio facility. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration initiated the inspection under its national emphasis program targeting the primary metals industry. Among the violations found were four repeat violations previously cited in 2009, which involved failing to provide fire extinguisher, noise and chemical hazards training; as well as failure to perform medical evaluations of workers required to use respirators and to fit-test respirators.