Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Working With Your Hands; Whatever's Left Of Them

Is it just me, or does this John J. Steuby Co. webpage give anyone else the creeps, given their recent OSHA citation:
John J. Steuby Co. has many opportunities for mechanically inclined individuals with the desire to learn a secure machinist trade in the Precision Machine Products industry. We established our training program in the 1970's and have developed it into a formal program consisting of both a hands-on shop class and a Theory/Blueprint Reading class. Since 1990 we have been operating the hands-on shop class in our new training classroom equipped with lathes, grinders and other necessary equipment.

John J. Steuby Co. has helped many unskilled people establish themselves in a lifelong secure trade. If you are mechanically inclined and like to work with both your mind and your hands, then the John J. Steuby Co. may be right for you! (emphasis added)

John J. Steuby Company Cited for Alleged Workplace Safety and Health
Violations; OSHA Proposes $788,000 in Penalties

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today cited John J. Steuby Co., located in St. Louis, for more than 50 alleged safety and health violations, and proposed penalties totaling $788,000.

The company received 12 willful, 37 serious, one repeat and three other-than-serious citations for alleged violations observed during an inspection of the Steuby plant that began on July 13, 2005, in response to an employee complaint. Many of the willful violations related to hazards caused by machine operation. During the inspection, OSHA discovered there had been numerous serious machine operation injuries, including seven finger amputations.