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OSHA Fines Georgia Cabinet Company Nearly $155,000.

THE U.S. DEPT. OF LABOR'S Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Specialty Fixtures Inc. of Lawrenceville, GA, and proposed penalties totaling $154,800 for safety and health violations at the company's Gwinnett County facility. Specialty Fixtures employs about 90 workers at the Gwinnett facility to manufacture cabinets for business offices and industrial displays.

Following inspections at the plant, OSHA proposed penalties totaling $126,000 for three willful health violations: exposing employees to excessive levels of the hazardous chemical methylene chloride without effective engineering controls and without required respiratory protection, failure to establish a monitoring program to audit employee exposure to methylene chloride, and failure to adequately inform and train employees about the use of hazardous materials.

Additional penalties totaling $28,800 were proposed for 13 serious violations.
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Title Annotation:Specialty Fixtures Inc.
Publication:Wood & Wood Products
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 1, 2000
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