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Republic settles with OSHA for $2.4 million and safety upgrades
United Steelworkers will be working with Republic, with third-party auditor and OSHA oversight
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Republic Steel has agreed to pay a $2.4 million fine to settle safety violations at its three plants in Northeast Ohio and one in New York.

The company has also agreed to carry through with a new safety task force that includes a joint management-United Steelworkers committee -- with oversight by a third-party auditor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

James Frederick is assistant director of health, safety and environment at the steelworkers international.

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“It’s certainly in the union’s prime interest is to provide safe work places for our members that go to work there every day. And the employer also is very interested in recognizing that they’ve had less than stellar performance in some instances in the past and wanted to make certain that moving forward we do things in a way that provide top-of-the-line health and safety in not only the steel industry but in manufacturing in this country.” 

Frederick says the problems at the steel mills in Lorain, Canton and Massillon included protection from falls and precautions when equipment is taken down for maintenance. The settlement does not specifically address the death of a worker in the rail yard in Lorain in February. 

Frederick says the company began working with the union and federal officials back in September.

 

 

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