Hazard Energy And Cintas Corporation Case Study

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Hazard Energy and Cintas Corporation
Hudson E. Varner
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Safety 590
Dr. Dawn Martin Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to address the energy control program of Cintas Corporation. The company was cited for several safety violations as well as being responsible for an accident leading to the death of an employee. Hence, I was hired as a safety consultant by Cintas Corporation to audit their energy control programs, particularly their lockout/tag out program. I will provide an overview of the corporation and violations/incidents. Then, I will discuss what I gathered from the regulation and during the audit addressing the required procedures of a lockout/tag out program compliant or noncompliant
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This is an accurate statement as it pertains to the Cintas Corporation (Cintas). However, the company’s program was lacking leading to numerous citations, unsafe practices, and death at one of its facilities. The lockout/tag out procedures came into question requiring the need for an audit. As a safety consultant, I was called in to conduct a compliance assessment to ascertain the level of compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) lockout/tag out regulatory standards. There are specific requirements of an energy control program, particularly for the lockout/tag out program. Employers and safety professionals are responsible for this program and are instrumental in preventing energy control accidents. What is happening at …show more content…
Cintas Corporation is no exception. The company did not have a program leading to numerous citations, injury, and death at one of its facilities. The existence of a lockout/tag out program was an issue requiring the need for an audit. As a safety consultant, conducting a compliance assessment to ascertain the level of compliance with the OSHA lockout/tag out regulatory standards, I uncovered findings of noncompliance. There are specific requirements of an energy control program, particularly for the lockout/tag out program. Employers and safety professionals are responsible for this program and are instrumental in preventing energy control accidents. However, Cintas left its employees vulnerable for injury and even death.
References
Sims, D & Worth, S. (2007). U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $2.78 million fine against Cintas Corp. following Tulsa, OK employee death in industrial dryer. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=14397
Brauer, R. (2006). Safety and health for engineers (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons,

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