USPS Cited for Fourth Set of Safety Violations
Fines Now Exceed One Million Dollars
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) charged the Postal Service with five “willful” safety violations at the Philadelphia Bulk Mail Center on June 3, and fined the USPS $210,000. The latest citations [PDF] bring the Postal Service’s total OSHA fines to more than $1 million.
OSHA said the USPS willfully and knowingly exposed employees to the risk of electric shock and burn hazards at the BMC, and failed to properly train employees on the use of electrically-energized machinery.
The most recent citations follow OSHA fines of more than $200,000 in Bedford Park, IL, more than $500,000 in Providence, RI, and more than $200,000 in Denver, CO last month for similar safety violations.