A master repair technician for a central Illinois lighting company suffered serious facial burns on Nov. 14, 2020, when compressed resin in a plastic molding system exploded. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States Department of Labor determined that North American Lighting Inc. lacks energy management procedures to protect employees during lockout/Tagout procedure. OSHA also discovered that the firm neglected to study and monitor its lockout/Tagout policies for efficacy on an annual basis, as well as ensure staff wore eye and face protection. OSHA issued citations to the company for one repeat violation and three substantial violations of system safety regulations and personal protective equipment provisions. The department cited the corporation in 2019 for related breaches at the same plant and proposed a fine of $85,826. The fourth most widely cited OSHA breach is a lack of equipment safety procedures.
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