Bucks County businessman William H. Marsh says he is taking a stand against the U.S. government.
A federal workplace inspector showed up unannounced at Marsh's steel manufacturing business in Warminster on Nov. 21 seeking to measure the company's noise level, he said.
When the inspector produced no warrant, Marsh denied him entry.
"The federal government, I do not respect it," Marsh, president of American Bar Products Inc., said Thursday. "They hurt workers."
Federal officials say that American Bar Products has exposed its employees to a hazardous work environment.
Marsh, 42, acquired the company in a liquidation purchase in 2003. He said a "disgruntled employee" complained to the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), prompting the federal inspector to make an initial visit in March 2011.