OSHA Fines Chicago Firm For Safety Violations

CHICAGO (AP) -- The national workplace safety and health agency has proposed that a Chicago manufacturing company pay more than $85,000 for violating federal health regulations.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration says Dehler Manufacturing Co. committed 24 "serious violations," four repeated violations and six "other-than-serious" violations.

The serious violations included lack of protective equipment, hearing damage and potential hazardous chemical exposure. The repeated violations included lack of medical evaluation, problems with the respirator program and fire extinguisher inspections.

Dehler has 15 business days to either contest or comply with the citations.

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