Lower Saucon Township Co. Fined by OSHA for ‘Serious’ Violations

A file photo of a ‘Now Hiring’ sign outside The Bug Company at 2200 Wassergass Road, Hellertown

The Morning Call has reported that a company that packages and sells insects and employs more than 40 people at its facility on Wassergass Road in Lower Saucon Township is facing federal citations and a possible fine of more than $5,000 from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for allegedly committing several workplace safety violations.

The privately-owned, Minnesota-based Bug Company–which opened in the former Lower Saucon Elementary School building in 2014–was cited for alleged “serious” violations related to the use of hazardous chemicals after employees complained to OSHA in December about slippery floors, the use of untrained forklift operators and failure to enforce rules for the use of personal protective equipment, and did not respond to requests for comment, the newspaper reported

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About Josh Popichak
Josh Popichak

Josh Popichak is a journalist and publisher who is passionate about providing an open online platform and advocating for independent, local news. He has covered news--first in print, later online--in the Saucon Valley area of eastern Pennsylvania since 2005. In addition to writing extensively about local issues, he uses Facebook, Instagram and other social media to help personalize and broaden awareness of topics affecting the communities he covers. He also manages the Facebook pages for several local businesses as part of his business, Saucon Source LLC. He is a 1999 graduate of Bates College, where he was a history major and arts editor for the student newspaper.

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