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Region 5 News Release:    06-1005-CHI
June 19, 2006
Contact: Brad Mitchell
Phone: 312-353-6976


OSHA, Project Management Services Resolve Safety and Health Violations

CHICAGO -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has reached a settlement with Project Management Services Co., Girard, Ohio, resolving citations issued to the company in connection with an industrial clean-up operation in Chicago.

In accordance with the agreement, Project Management Services paid $90,000 in penalties and has provided evidence that all alleged violations of workplace safety and health standards have been corrected. Further, the company has agreed to comply with OSHA standards in the future.

"We are pleased with the positive efforts this company has taken to ensure the safety and health of their employees," said OSHA's Area Director Gary Anderson in Calumet City. "Project Management Services has worked very hard to correct the deficiencies found during our investigation."

OSHA issued citations following an inspection in November at a foundry on East 114th Street where Project Management Services had contracted to clean up lead and cadmium contaminated dust. The investigation found that the company was violating OSHA standards relating to noise, respirator use, cadmium and lead.

Employers and employees with questions about workplace safety and health can contact OSHA's Chicago regional office at (312) 353-6976. A toll-free hotline may be used to report workplace accidents, fatalities or situations posing imminent danger to workers. The number is 1-800-321-6742.

Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.


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