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-based Alden 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.