The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has

cited PCC Structurals-Groton for twenty-two safety and health violations, comprised of nineteen

serious and three other-than-serious violations. They come in response to a series of inspections

of a worksite in Hartford, Conn. from September through December of 2015. The citations are

for violations relating to chemical burns, fire hazards, amputation risks, electric shock hazards,

and other potential worksite injuries. These violations carry proposed penalties of $104,000.

“Our inspections identified a disturbing cross-section of hazards that could result in eye, face or

body injuries, burns, or hearing loss for employees at the Groton location, as well as potential

fires or explosions. It’s imperative for the health and well-being of its employees that PCC

Structurals takes comprehensive, effective and ongoing corrective action to eliminate these

hazards,” said Warren Simpson, OSHA’s area director in Hartford.

This investigation revealed hazards across a number of different areas of occupational safety and

health, emphasizing the importance of complete and updated occupational safety and health

policies and procedures. Should your business ever be audited, OSHA will not simply examine

one part of your business; there will be a comprehensive review of all aspects of occupational

safety and health, which can lead to significant fines should deficiencies be reported. So if your

policies and procedures are outdated or need correcting, now is the time to contact an

occupational safety and health third party auditing firm to assist in updating your policies and


If you have any questions about this inspection or about how to ensure your occupational safety

and health policies and procedures are updated, please contact us. If you have anything to add

about this inspection, please leave a comment.