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Lakewood printer faces thousands of dollars in fines for OSHA violations

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The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced today it has cited Lakewood-based Plan B Promotions for several violations, proposing thousands of dollars in fines against the company.

According to the announcement, OSHA has proposed the maximum $7,000 fine be levied against the company for the excessive heat violation. The federal workplace safety agency began investigation Plan B Promotions in June, after receiving complaionts about conditions at the company's Lakewood facility.

Additional violations include failing to:

- keep exit routes free and unobstructed
- properly store flammable liquids and label hazardous chemicals
- provide appropriate eye protection for workers wearing prescription lenses
- provide workers with effective information and training
- ensure proper use of flexible cords
- develop a written hazard communication program; and have material safety data sheets for each hazardous chemical used in the workplace

The total possible fines for the additional violations is $11,200. The company has 15 days to comply, request a conference with the OSHA area director in Marlton, or contest the citations.

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