Elk Grove Village company cited for alleged workplace health hazards

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An Elk Grove Village company faces $44,000 in fines from workplace safety officials over alleged respiratory and other health hazards.

Officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspected Bigston Corporation’s facility at 1590 Touhy Ave. on March 5, according to a statement from OSHA.

The inspection resulted in 11 serious violations for failing to comply with respiratory protection standards, over-exposing workers to dust, not training employees about hazardous chemicals in the workplace and electrical hazards, OSHA said.

The company was also issued two other citations for not requiring its employees to wear safety glasses and for failing to post its annual injury and illness summary, according to the statement.

“Thousands of workers are harmed by chemicals in the workplace every year. Proper respiratory protection can minimize their exposure and reduce the likelihood of illness,” said Angeline Loftus, an area director for OSHA. “Bigston Corporation needs to review its programs to keep its workers safe.”

The agency has proposed $44,800 in penalties against Bigston Corporation, according to the statement.

The Elk Grove Village-based company provides services to the electronics industry, according to its website.

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