Illinois Fitness Club Facing PPE Citation

For allegedly failing to provide employees with protective wear against chemicals, OSHA has fined a fitness club $60,000.

OSHA cited an Illinois health club with proposed fines amounting to $60,000. XSport Fitness allegedly failed to provide employees with protective equipment for working with hazardous chemicals.

According to OSHA, XSport Fitness in Libertyville, Ill., did not provide eye, face, or hand protection for workers using acidic and non-acidic chemicals. In addition to the violations against the Libertyville location, an XSport facility in Chicago received similar citations.

"Xsport Fitness has a responsibility to know the hazards that exist in their workplace and to provide employees with appropriate personal protective equipment," Diane Turek, OSHA's area director at the Chicago North office in Des Plaines, said in a news release. "Employers who are cited for repeat violations demonstrate a lack of commitment to employee safety and health."

Although no employees were injured while using these chemicals, the four violations received were all repeat violations. XSport Fitness has 15 days to respond to the violations received from OSHA on Jan. 1.

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  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - January 2019

    January 2019

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