APWU Web News Article 076-2010, Aug. 3, 2010
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the Postal Service nine “willful and serious” safety violations for exposing employees to electrical hazards at a Boston, MA postal facility. The USPS has been ordered to pay $357,000 in fines.
OSHA issued the Postal Service citations [PDF] after inspectors found untrained employees working on live machinery without proper protective equipment, exposing them to the risk of electric shock and burns.
The latest citations bring the Postal Service’s total OSHA fines to over $3.7 million.