Workplace accidents occur every day in Georgia. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) monitors working conditions throughout the United States and investigates accidents in the workplace. If OSHA discovers uncorrected violations, the employer may be subject to citations and penalties. OSHA’s mission is to improve working conditions for all workers in the United States in order to reduce workplace injuries.
According to one news source, a Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant in Georgia was cited for around $70,000 for failing to follow federal workplace safety laws and creating a risk of Georgia workplace accidents. OSHA recently cited the plant for seven citations after an inspection of its plant in Social Circle, Georgia. The OSHA area office director stated that the organization found “multiple safety deficiencies that put employees at risk of serious injury or death.”
Some of the citations included failing to provide proper protective gear for workers using hot metal presses, leaking equipment on the production floor, and hazards from unguarded machines. A Goodyear spokeswoman stated that the company cooperated with OSHA and that it is following the process to respond to citations.