By Paul Morello
ODELL - A construction management company in Odell has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 22 alleged serious health violations.
OSHA officials said Thursday that History Construction Management was cited for allegedly exposing workers to lead and other hazards. OSHA began an investigation in May and found that some workers were exposed to airborne lead at more than 40 times the allowed limit.
"Employers such as History Construction Management have a responsibility to ensure that operations are conducted in a way that eliminates or minimizes lead hazards, including exposure," Tom Bielema, director of OSHA's Peoria Area Office said in a release.
Officials said History Management had been cited by OSHA in 2009 for, "failing to provide a hazard communications program and require the use of personal protective equipment."
The company specializes in restoring windows in historical buildings.
History Construction representatives were not immediately available for comment.
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