OSHA fines Johnson Controls nearly $200k for exposing workers to lead

A local auto-parts supplier is facing a hefty fine from the federal government.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Johnson Controls $188,600 for exposing employees to higher than permissible levels of lead.

Federal inspectors found 11 violations when they visited the company's Springfield Township battery plant in October. OSHA deemed all 11 violations serious.

Johnson Controls has 15 days from osha's filing yesterday to pay the fine, request a conference with OSHA, or contest the findings.

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