OSHA fines USPS $178,156 for exposing workers to safety hazards at Merrifield VA distribution center

OSHA fines USPS $178K after inspectors find workers exposed to safety hazards at Merrifield distribution center Employer name: U.S. Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center Inspection site: 8409 Lee Hwy, Merrifield, Virginia Citations issued: On Dec. 12, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to the postal service for […]

OSHA cites USPS after 2 Iowa mail carriers exposed to excessive heat while delivering mail

OSHA cites US Postal Service after two Des Moines workers suffer heat illness while delivering the mail Agency finds mail carriers were exposed to excessive heat DES MOINES, Iowa – Feeling the symptoms of heat-related illness, a 24-year-old U.S. Postal Service mail carrier asked her supervisor to be relieved after walking about half-way through her […]

OSHA fines USPS facility in Missouri $87,297 for failure to maintain working fire extinguishers

Investigating grease fire at maintenance facility, OSHA finds US Postal facility failed to maintain working fire extinguishers Employer name: U.S. Postal Service 1720 Market St. St. Louis, Missouri Citations issued: Sept. 13, 2016 Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration‘s St. Louis Area Office has cited the U.S. Postal Service’s […]

USPS faces $111,540 in fines after OSHA inspection again finds workplace safety hazards at Silver Spring MD facility

Employer name: U.S. Postal Service LLC, doing business as Silver Spring MPO Carr Annex Hotel Inspection site: 8827 Monard Drive, Silver Spring, Maryland Citations issued: On Aug. 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued one other-than-serious violation and five repeated violations to the company. Investigation findings: OSHA began the […]

OSHA fines Osceola Iowa USPS facility $44,000 for electrical, chemical hazards

OSHA finds Osceola, Iowa Postal facility exposed workers to electrical, chemical hazards; proposes $44K in fines Employer name: U.S. Postal Service, 104 S. Fillmore St., Osceola, Iowa Citations issued: July 29, 2016 Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration‘s Des Moines Area Office has cited the postal facility for one […]

Mail Carrier files OSHA complaint over USPS refusal to provide Mosquito repellent

Mail carrier wants protection from mosquitoes SAN ANTONIO- The Texas Department of State Health services announced it will be having a statewide Zika workshop in McAllen on Wednesday. For people who work outside, concern about the mosquito-borne virus is especially high. Take mail carriers, for example. One mail carrier is fighting to make sure they’re […]

OSHA proposes $119,000 in penalties for serious violations at USPS Des Moines mail facility

6/2/2016 OSHA finds USPS Des Moines postal sorting facility located at 2323 Forest Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa failed to train workers in emergency plans, blocked exits and routes, had inoperable fire doors The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Des Moines Area Office cited the postal mail sorting facility for two repeated […]

OSHA issues final rule to ‘nudge’ employers to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses

New federal requirements take effect August 10, 2016 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule to modernize injury data collection to better inform workers, employers, the public and OSHA about workplace hazards. With this new rule, OSHA is applying the insights of behavioral economics to […]

OSHA proposes $120,000 in penalties for USPS workers continued exposure to equipment hazards at Virginia mail center

OSHA: US Postal Service continues to expose workers at Virginia center to powered industrial equipment hazards; faces $120K in fines 5/4/16 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the U.S. Postal Service for workplace safety violations found at a mail processing and distribution center located at 5801 Technology Blvd in […]

OSHA proposes $88,000 in penalties for violations at USPS Urbandale, Iowa mail facility

OSHA cites Urbandale, Iowa postal facility for violations URBANDALE, Iowa- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Des Moines Area Office cited the postal facility for two repeated and one serious safety violations. The citations follow an October 2015 OSHA investigation of a complaint alleging forklift operators were handling unstable loads and […]