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OSHA Fines USPS For Safety Violations in Los Angeles

Web News Article #: 
139-2010

11/29/2010 - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined the Postal Service $220,000 for willful and serious safety violations at the International Service Center in Los Angeles, CA.

OSHA inspectors issued the USPS eighteen citations after finding that the USPS failed to properly train postal employees or provide them with adequate safety equipment, and live machinery was not properly de-energized, exposing employees to the risk of electric shock.

Other violations included failure to maintain clean and orderly working conditions; maintain fixed metal ladders and guardrails; keep aisles and passageways clear, and properly mark circuit breakers.

The latest OSHA citations bring the Postal Service’s total fines to more than $5.6 million.

Electrical Work Practices Citations Summary

     

Site

Date

Amount

Des Moines, IA

1/27/2010

$97,500

Providence, RI

4/29/2010

$558,000

Denver, CO

4/30/2010

$217,000

Bedford Park, IL

5/5/2010

$210,000

Anaheim, CA

5/24/2010

$11,050

Bell, CA

5/24/2010

$18,425

Las Vegas, NV

5/24/2010

$10,625

Philadelphia, PA (BMC)

6/3/2010

$210,000

Philadelphia, PA (P&DC)

6/4/2010

$217,000

Baton Rouge, LA

6/7/2010

$97,500

Pittsburgh, PA

6/8/2010

$300,000

Portland, OR

6/16/2010

$77,500

Belleville, IL

6/23/2010

$2,925

Scarborough, ME

6/25/2010

$430,000

St. Paul, MN

6/25/2010

$210,000

Capitol Heights, MD

7/1/2010

$270,000

Simi Valley, CA

7/9/2010

$13,175

White River Junction, VT

7/22/2010

$420,000

Boston, MA

7/26/2010

$357,000

Binghamton, NY

8/5/2010

$6,300

Dayton, OH

8/11/2010

$225,000

Portsmouth, NH

8/19/2010

$350,000

Sharonville, OH

8/19/2010

$210,000

Kansas City, KS

8/27/2010

$191,000

Columbus, OH

10/12/2010

$210,000

Huntington, WV

10/12/2010

$212,500

Bluefield, WV

11/17/2010

$287,000

Los Angeles, CA

11/18/2010

$220,000

Total to Date

$5,639,500