OSHA cites battery maker for alleged lead exposure

May 03, 2012 | 06:30 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  johnson controls, osha, lead exposure, daniel fitzgerald

NEW YORK — Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) has been cited by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for 11 violations related to alleged lead exposure at its Holland, Ohio, plant, although the company described the citations as "not appropriate."

OSHA said that during an Oct. 25 inspection the agency "found workers overexposed to lead at the company’s Holland plant due to a lack of engineering controls and poor housekeeping practices." The citations included one alleged willful violation and two alleged repeat violations, with proposed fines totaling $188,600.....

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