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Instrument Manufacturer Employees Exposed to Hazards

The company faces penalties of $200,230.

Conn Selmer

EASTLAKE, OH – OSHA has cited Conn-Selmer for exposing workers to copper dust and machine hazards at the company's Eastlake, Ohio, musical instrument manufacturing facility.

The company faces penalties of $200,230 for two repeated and seven serious safety and health violations.

OSHA inspectors determined that the company:

  • Exposed workers to copper dust in excess of the recommended permissible exposure levels.
  • Failed to provide machine guarding, adequate controls to minimize exposure, and safety procedures to prevent employees from coming into contact with operating parts.
  • Neglected to follow requirements for respiratory protection, electrical safety, and labeling hazardous chemicals. 

The company has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA's area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

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