Safe and effective products are the end game for every well-run manufacturing company, but what happens when something goes wrong? Product liability claims can mean huge losses for organizations and may require resources to be tied up in litigation. Limit your exposure to product liability mishaps by following these steps:
A 49-year-old machine operator for BRT Extrusions was fatally crushed because his employer failed to ensure the machine was completely powered down as he reached into an extrusion press to remove unprocessed parts. An OSHA investigation into the incident revealed six serious safety violations for exposing workers to dangerous machinery and other hazards. OSHA violations are considered “serious” if an employer has knowledge, or should have knowledge, of an existing hazard that could lead to serious physical harm or the death of an employee. OSHA has proposed $28,000 in fines for failing to institute adequate safety measures.
If you need assistance getting started or reviewing your current liability coverage, AVID Risk Solutions has a variety of resources and tools, in addition to ensure that in the event of an accident, you and your company have the right coverage. Contact Us for more information.