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August 30, 2010
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The Labor Department has filed an enterprise-wide complaint against the U.S. Postal Service for electrical work safety violations. The complaint asks the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission to order the USPS to correct electrical violations at all of its facilities nationwide. This complaint marks the first time OSHA has sought enterprise-wide relief as a remedy. Within the past five years, OSHA has conducted more than 900 inspections at USPS facilities across the country and has issued more than 600 citations.

OSHA cites the U.S. Postal Service Bulk Mail Center in Kansas City, Kan., for numerous serious and repeat safety violations endangering the health and safety of its employees and proposes $191,000 in penalties against the facility.

OSHA proposes $350,000 in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Portsmouth, NH, mail processing facility.

…proposes $357,000 in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Boston mail processing facility.

…fines Dayton, Ohio, US Postal Service processing center $225,000 for willful and serious safety violations.

…proposes $420,000 in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards at Vermont mail processing facility

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