MILFORD, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Mane Inc. with six safety and health violations after a September follow-up inspection found a repeat violation of OSHA’s respiratory protection standards at its food flavoring facility in Milford. Proposed penalties total $55,000.
“Employers who fail to correct previously noted deficiencies show a blatant disregard for worker’s safety and health,” said Bill Wilkerson, OSHA’s area director in Cincinnati. “Employers have a responsibility to take all precautions to maintain a healthful and safe workplace.”
One repeat violation was cited for failing to fit test employees for respiratory protection. 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. A similar violation was cited in 2010.