OSHA cites Illinois metal plating company for exposing workers to noise, toxic metal, and other hazards

OSHA cites Illinois metal plating company for exposing workers to noise, toxic metal, and other hazards

Following an inspection, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a metal plating company in Cicero Illinois on Dec.10 for one willful, eight repeated, eight serious and one other-than-serious safety and health violation.

OSHA issued the citations after workers were exposed to metal, machinery and live electrical hazards because their employer failed to follow federal safety and health requirements.

“OSHA inspectors found multiple preventable safety and health hazards in this facility, eight of which Electronic Plating violated in 2011,” said Kathy Webb, OSHA’s area director in Calumet City. “Employers cited for repeated violations are failing their employees and their obligation to provide a safe and healthy working environment.”

OSHA proposes fines of more than $157K for 18 violations found at the Illinois company.