Chicago Printer Machinery Manufacturer Receives 28 Citations

The company has been fined nearly $120,000 for violations of OSHA's flammable liquids and spray finishing standards.

A.W.T. World Trade Inc. received 28 citations from OSHA for allegedly violating flammable liquids and spray finishing standards. The Chicago printing machinery manufacturer has been fined $119,700 in the case.

Twenty-seven of the violations were classified as serious, dealing with multiple issues such as the lack of a written Hazard Communication program and machine guarding. The company allegedly failed to ensure that eye protection was used during welding operations. Additional electrical standard violations were assessed.

"A.W.T. World Trade failed to implement effective measures during the handling of flammable liquids and associated spray finishing operations," said Diane Turek, OSHA's area director for the Chicago North Office in Des Plaines, in an OSHA statement. "Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe and healthful work environment. They must provide personal protective equipment and train workers to take precautions to protect themselves from known hazards in their industry."

A full list of the citations issued can be found on the OSHA website

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