DOL-OSHA: USPS Wisconsin facility cited for serious violations, fined $68,754

August 8, 2023 Dear Amy DeBauche, On 02/22/2023, an OSHA compliance officer met with you or your representative as part of an inspection at 410 West Franklin Street, Appleton, WI 54911. This letter includes the citations for the violations that were found (see summary below). Please choose one of the three options from the box…

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OSHA response to unsafe work conditions complaint at Cape Girardeau Mail Facility

RE: OSHA Complaint No. 2045099 Dear Employer: On June 23, 2023, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) received a notice of alleged workplace hazard(s) at your worksite at: 475 Kell Farm Drive, 320 N. Frederick St. Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 We notified you by telephone of these alleged hazards on June 23, 2023. The…

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OSHA cites USPS for failing to provide running water, usable bathroom at Chesapeake facility for more than a month

OSHA News Release – February 7, 2023 Investigative Findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an inspection at the U.S. Postal Service’s Chesapeake facility on Aug. 30, 2022, responding to an allegation that the employer did not provide potable water to the facility or an operating bathroom. OSHA inspectors learned…

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OSHA cites USPS with 16 violations for endangering workers at Tennessee facilities, Proposes $350K in penalties

Sanitation, electrical, improper use of forklifts among violations found DOL News Release – January 25, 2023 NASHVILLE, TN ‚Äď The U.S. Department of Labor has found the U.S. Postal Service exposed workers to struck-by, electrical, crushing, fire and other health hazards at facilities in Columbia, Knoxville and Nashville. As a result of three inspections, the…

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USPS OIG Report: Property Condition Reviews ‚Äď California

Background The Menlo Park (owned), Excelsior (leased), and Sutter Street (leased) post offices are in the California 1 District. The Postal Service is required to maintain a safe and healthy environment for both employees and customers in accordance with its internal policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety laws. Our objective…

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Thousands of OSHA investigations already closed during COVID-19 pandemic

By Matt Flener – July 1, 2020 KANSAS CITY, Mo. ‚ÄĒThousands of investigations into working conditions across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic are getting quietly closed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, after complaints of working conditions by employees and the public. What’s left unexplained is why those investigations…

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OSHA Cites Iowa Post Office For Blocked Exits and Failing to Train Employees

OSHA News Release- Region 7 U.S. Department of Labor May 13, 2019 U.S. Department of Labor Cites Iowa U.S. Postal Office For Blocked Exits and Failing to Train on Emergency Plan ANKENY, IA ‚Äí The U.S. Department of Labor‚Äôs Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for obstructing exit…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Processing Facilities Condition Reviews

Background In fiscal year (FY) 2018, the Postal Service had 286 mail processing facilities with over 70 million interior square feet. Between October 2010 and February 2018, mail processing facilities generated more than 46,000 maintenance requests and incurred over $876 million in maintenance costs. The Postal Service is obligated, by both internal policies and federal…

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