A Texas-based manufacturer recently landed in court because of illegal hiring practices. The feds allege the company discriminated against non-Hispanic job candidates and relied too heavily on word-of-mouth to hire entry-level workers.
There was no injury or property damage after a forklift incident at this company. Yet it still led to an OSHA inspection and a sizable fine. What did the company do wrong?
A record-breaking penalty is only one piece of the disciplinary puzzle one manufacturer has to contend with after it violated a pair of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
Maintaining a solid safety program in a manufacturing plant takes time and a lot of due diligence – and money, of course.