A New Jersey company that manufactures pool chemicals amassed an impressive 28 OSHA citations following a recent inspection, with proposed penalties totalling $70,400.

The agency contends that Kearny-basedAlden Leeds Inc.exposed employees to safety hazards at two different New Jersey worksites.

The 23 serious violations issued to the company are for failing to ensure workers being lifted by a forklift truck had an approved manlift cage; provide sufficient guardrails on work platforms; keep exits clear and mark exit doors; provide stable material storage; evaluate forklift operators every three years; conduct a preventative maintenance program for 2-ton cranes; ensure compressed air used for cleaning did not exceed 30 pounds per square inch; and ensure workers did not use damaged electrical equipment.

The other-than-serious violations pertain to recordkeeping. An other-than-serious violation has a direct relationship to job safety and health, but probably would not cause death or serious physical harm.