AL Steel Firm Faces Safety Fines

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 04:11 PM gHale

Montgomery, AL-based Sabel Steel Service Inc. is facing $320,261 in fines for exposing employees to amputation, fall, and other hazards at four of the company’s facilities, said officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The company is facing 19 serious, 1 repeat, and 3 other than serious citations.

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OSHA conducted separate inspections at the company’s facilities in Montgomery, Dothan, and Theodore, Alabama; and in Newnan, Georgia.

OSHA cited the company for exposing employees to amputation hazards; failing to use safety procedures to control the release of hazardous energy during machine maintenance or servicing; provide fall protection; conduct medical evaluations to determine an employee’s ability to use a respirator; and improperly storing oxygen, propane and acetylene cylinders; and electrical and fire hazards.

The inspections are part of OSHA’s National Emphasis Program on Amputations.

“Employers are required to conduct regular assessments of their workplaces to identify safety hazards that can put employees at risk for serious or fatal injuries,” said OSHA Mobile Area Office Director Joseph Roesler.



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