Lloyd Industries Inc., is a manufacturer of ventilation, duct and fire safety products in Pennsylvania. Their products have been used at prominent places such as Chrysler Building in New York, Philadelphia International Airport and sports stadiums that the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Ravens.
During the past 15 years, Lloyd Industries has allowed their workers to operate machinery without the proper protection, and exposing them to hazardous noise levels. They have shown this pattern of defiance towards OSHA safety standards since 2000. Even with a warrant, Lloyd would not let OSHA gain access, forcing OSHA to summon US Federal Marshals.
Since 2000, there have been approximately 40 serious injuries that resulted in the company’s repeated failure to keep its employees safe.
“William Lloyd and Lloyd Industries are serial violators of OSHA safety standards, and their workers have paid the price,” said Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. “No employer is above the law. For 15 years, they have repeatedly put their employees at risk of serious injuries. This must stop now.”
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance.
To read the complete article, visit https://www.osha.gov/newsrelease/reg3-20150511A.html released May 11, 2015 by WorkersCompensation.com.