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GTE AND OSHA RESOLVE SAFETY AND HEALTH CITATIONS

 GTE AND OSHA RESOLVE SAFETY AND HEALTH CITATIONS
 HILLSBORO, N.H., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- GTE's (NYSE: GTE) Automotive


and Miniature Lighting Division and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have reached a settlement resolving all health and safety citations issued by OSHA in August 1990 and January 1991 concerning the plant here, GTE announced today.
 OSHA has withdrawn a number of the citations originally made, reduced the penalties which GTE will pay from $95,450 to $20,000 and eliminated the "willful" classification of all remaining violations. OSHA withdrew or reduced to "other than serious" eleven of the original thirteen "serious" health citations, and withdrew a number of charges of inadequate machine guarding. As part of the settlement, GTE has agreed to study certain areas of the plant and implement corrective action, if appropriate, to improve plant safety over the next two years. During that period, GTE will keep OSHA informed of its progress.
 "We believe this settlement more accurately reflects our outstanding safety record, which was recognized by the New Hampshire Safety Council as the best 1990 safety record of any manufacturing employer in the state with five hundred or more employees. Our agreement underscores GTE's continuing commitment to address workplace safety and health issues and to improve on that record," said Rick Dolan, Hillsboro plant manager. Dolan added, "We look forward to working with all our Hillsboro employees and with OSHA to make safe work practices even safer and to heighten the safety awareness of all employees at this plant."
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 /CONTACT: Richard H. Dowhan of GTE, 508-750-2225/
 (GTE) CO: GTE Corp. ST: New Hampshire IN: AUT SU: TS-OS -- NY046 -- 1724 11/06/91 12:43 EST
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