Hot Tub Manufacturer Fined for Repeated Chemical Exposure

The company has been cited by federal regulators in three consecutive years.

A Pennsylvania manufacturer of hot tubs faces nearly $100,000 in penalties for repeatedly exposing its workers to dangerous chemicals.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration alleged that workers at Strong Industries were overexposed to methylene bisphenyl diisocyante.

The agency said the company failed to implement all feasible engineering controls to prevent worker overexposure.

OSHA also noted that Strong was cited for similar violations in each of the previous two years.

Overexposure to methylene bisphenyl diisocyante can cause hypersensitivity pneumonitis and occupational asthma, officials said.

The company faces $98,905 in proposed penalties for two repeat violations and one serious violation.

The company responded that it is working with OSHA to address the issues and has made “significant investments” in its safety processes.

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