Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Grede Wisconsin Subsidiaries LLC
Current Parent Company: 
American Axle & Manufacturing
Penalty: 
$98,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
April 4, 2015
Primary Offense: 
workplace safety or health violation
Violation Description: 

On Oct. 10, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Madison Area Office initiated an inspection at the Wisconsin Grede Subsidiaries. OSHA found that workers at the foundry were being exposed to respirable crystalline silica dust and the company failed to train them on hazards and ensure respirators were fitted properly to minimize exposure. Under the terms of the agreement, the company will abate all health hazards identified by OSHA, which include three repeated and one serious violations for failing to properly fit and train workers for respirator use and failing to train workers about hazardous chemicals found in the workplace. Grede will also pay $98,000 in OSHA penalties by May 30, 2015.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Occupational Safety & Health Administration corporate-wide settlements
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Wisconsin
Facility City: 
Browntown
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Michigan
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
automotive parts
Specific Industry of Parent: 
automotive parts
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.