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$191,000in penalties against the facility.
$350,000in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards atPortsmouth, NH, mail processing facility.
…proposes$357,000in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards atBostonmail processing facility.
…finesDayton, Ohio, US Postal Service processing center$225,000 for willful and serious safety violations.
…proposes$420,000in fines against US Postal Service for electrical hazards atVermontmail processing facility
U.S Postal Service gets whacked broadside (8/30)
August 30, 2010