Investigating grease fire at maintenance facility, OSHA finds USPS 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 vehicle maintenance facility for one repeated and two serious safety violations. Investigating a report of a fire…

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USPS faces $111K in fines after OSHA  finds workplace safety hazards (again) at Silver Spring 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…

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USPS continues to expose workers at Virginia center to powered industrial equipment hazards; faces $120K in fines

OSHA Region 3 Press Release – May 4, 2016 Employer name: U.S. Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center Inspection site: 5801 Technology Blvd., Sandston, Virginia Citations issued: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued one other-than-serious, and four repeat citations on April 26, 2016. Inspection findings: OSHA opened an inspection on…

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OSHA cites Urbandale, Iowa postal facility for violations

Associated Press¬†– April 11, 2016 URBANDALE ‚ÄĒ A federal safety agency has cited the U.S. Postal Service distribution center in Urbandale for one new and two repeated safety violations. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a news release Monday that the citations follow an October 2015 OSHA investigation of…

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APWU: OSHA Slams Postal Service with Five Citations, $16,000 in Fines

Web News Article #: 151-2015 07/30/2015 – After an onsite inspection, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) slammed the Postal Service with five citations for violating safety standards at a post office located in Kent, WA, on July 1. OSHA also imposed a total of $16,000 in fines. Four of the violations were labeled ‚Äúserious:‚ÄĚ…

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