OSHA Fines USPS $272,000 For Safety Violations at Southern Maryland Mail Processing Center

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited [PDF] the USPS for nine “willful and serious” safety violations at the Southern MD Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC), and ordered the Postal Service to pay $272,000 in fines.

Inspectors found employees at the facility working on live machinery with exposed energized parts without wearing appropriate protective equipment, exposing them to the risk of electric shock.

The latest citations bring the Postal Service’s total OSHA fines to nearly $3 million