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OSHA Fines USPS For Safety Violations at Kansas City BMC

Web News Article #: 
088-2010

08/27/2010 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the Postal Service $191,000 in fines for exposing employees to serious and repeat safety hazards at the Bulk Mail Center (BMC) in Kansas City, KS.

OSHA cited the USPS after inspectors found problems with walking and working surfaces; machine guarding; welding and electrical equipment; exit routes; eye wash facilities, and hazard communication.

The latest violations bring the Postal Service’s total OSHA fines to over $4.4 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

TOTAL

 

$4,479,100