USPS faces nearly $150,000 in penalties for heat-related death of mail carrier

By Brenda Gazzar – Jan 10, 2019 Federal workplace safety investigators have cited the U.S. Postal Service for violations totaling nearly $150,000 following the heat-related death of a mail carrier in Woodland Hills this past summer, officials announced Thursday. Veteran carrier Peggy Frank, 63, was found dead in her non-air-conditioned mail truck in Woodland Hills…

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OSHA fines USPS $178K after inspectors find workers exposed to safety hazards at Merrifield P&DC

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 three repeat and two serious safety violations, including one issued as a violation of the OSH…

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Police back at N.J. postal facility to probe crash that killed worker; OSHA notified

By Caitlin Mota – March 24, 2016 KEARNY — Police were at the Dominick V. Daniels Processing and Distribution Center this morning, continuing their investigation into Tuesday’s motor vehicle accident in which a postal worker was struck and killed. Nadia Assad, 54, a clerk from Jersey City, died after being hit by a 2012 Nissan NV van early Tuesday morning as…

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OSHA Penalties to Increase by almost 80% in 2016

November 24, 2015 A little-noticed provision in the federal Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 calls for OSHA to increase its penalties to adjust for inflation for the first time since 1990. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act requires OSHA to implement regulations by August 2016 increasing the maximum penalties for OSHA violations first by…

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