IOSHA and Pilkington Settle on Safety Orders
The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration reached an agreement with Pilkington North America to settle four Safety Orders issued as a result of two inspections in 2012—the first a follow-up inspection after a fatality, and the second a complaint inspection. Pilkington will complete all safety abatements by Dec. 31, 2014.
Per the terms of the settlement, Pilkington will post warning signs on or near hazards, provide machine guarding training for employees, provide dedicated personnel to eliminate all remaining hazards and pay $495,000 in penalties for the inspections and resulting Safety Orders.
"This agreement stresses the seriousness of the safe operation of production machinery and will create a significantly safer workplace for Pilkington employees, said Rick J. Ruble, labor commissioner. "The agreement shows a sincere commitment on the part of Pilkington North America to improve workplace safety."