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OSHA Fines USPS For Safety Violations at Cincinnati BMC

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090-2010

09/01/2010 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined the Postal Service $210,000 for willfully exposing employees to electrical safety hazards at the Cincinnati Bulk Mail Center (BMC).

OSHA issued the USPS three citiations after inspectors found that the Postal Service failed to provide employees working on electrically energized equipment with adequate training and protective equipment, exposing them to the risk of electric shock.

The latest citations in Ohio bring the Postal Service’s total OSHA fines to more than $4.6 million.

OSHA Citations of USPS

Site

Date

Amount

Des Moines, IA

1/27/2010

$97,500

Providence, RI

4/29/2010

$558,000

Bedford Park, IL

5/5/2010

$210,000

Denver, CO

5/10/2010

$217,000

Anaheim, CA

5/24/2010

$11,050

Bell, CA

5/24/2010

$18,425

Las Vegas, NV

5/24/2010

$10,625

Philadelphia, BMC

6/3/2010

$210,000

Philadelphia, PA P&DC

6/4/2010

$217,000

Pittsburgh, PA P&DC

6/8/2010

$300,000

Baton Rouge, LA P&DC

6/14/2010

$97,500

Portland, OR P&DC

6/16/2010

$77,000

Southern ME P&DC

6/25/2010

$430,000

Minneapolis/St. Paul NDC

6/29/2010

$210,000

Southern MD P&DC

7/1/2010

$272,000

White River Junction, VT P&DC

7/29/2010

$420,000

Boston, MA

7/26/2010

$357,000

Dayton, OH P&DC

8/18/2010

$225,000

Portsmouth, NH P&DC

8/20/2010

$350,000

Kansas City, KS BMC

8/27/2010      

$191,000

Cincinnati, OH BMC

9/1/2010

$210,000

TOTAL

 

$4,689,100