Workplace safety should be a major concern for employers across the nation, but some corporations fall short of the safety standard set out for them. A local Ohio company, Industrial Ceramic Products or ICP, now faces more than a workers' compensation claim after an employee was injured in a workplace accident that occurred at one of their facilities.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., an Ohio based company, was fined over $206,000 by the United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The fines were issued for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s failure to provide a safe environment for its workers at their manufacturing plants.
In the past few years, the leadership at the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, known more commonly as OSHA, has been completely revamped. The Obama administration brought in completely new officials to run the agency and focus on the issue of companies that violate workplace injury reporting rules.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations totaling $210,000 in fines against the U.S. Postal Service. The citations were for five violations that were allegedly committed willfully at the processing center in Columbus, Ohio.