Suburban Chicago Company Cited for Workplace Safety Issues

LOMBARD, Ill. – A safety inspection turned up violations of federal workplace safety standards at a metal coating company in suburban Lombard.

The U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the violations Friday. OSHA levied fines totaling $275,000 on Metal Improvement Co. The company does business as E/M Coating Services.

Inspectors found safety problems including electrical hazards, improper oxygen cylinder storage and fire hazards in a spray booth. Required emergency eyewash and shower facilities were missing.

The company has 15 business days to comply, request a conference or contest the citations.

The company employs 20 workers in Lombard.

One thought on “Suburban Chicago Company Cited for Workplace Safety Issues

  1. It’s unfortunate that in that small of a company apparently safety was not a priority. I am sure that money for a qualified Safety Manager most likely played into this and it’s a shame.


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