CLEVELAND – Cleveland Granite & Marble, a countertop fabricator, was cited for 21 violations, including three willful, health violations for failing to maintain a hearing conservation program by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Cleveland Granite Hit with Noise and Other OSHA ViolationsThe company faces $98,000 in penalties for the violations, which stem from an August inspection triggered by a complaint. It was the eighth time Cleveland Granite & Marble had been inspected by OSHA since 1996.

The willful violations include excessive noise and failing to train workers who operate powered industrial trucks and perform daily and monthly crane inspections to make sure the equipment is in safe working order.

Cleveland Granite & Marble was also cited for 15 serious violations. They include failing to provide personal protective equipment; maintain clear exit routes; develop and implement a lockout/tagout program for energy sources; properly guard pulleys and saws; develop and implement a hazard communication program; provide electrical cords, cables and ground fault circuit interrupters suitable for use in wet areas; and train workers in safety and health matters.

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