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OSHA Fines USPS
For Safety Violations in Binghamton, NY

APWU Web News Article 091-2010, Sept. 3, 2010

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined the USPS $8,000 for serious safety hazards at a Binghamton, NY postal facility.

OSHA issued the citations after inspectors found that exit routes in the facility were blocked; there was sufficient work space for safe operation; and that employees working on live electrical equipment were not provided proper protective gear.

The most recent violations bring the Postal Service’s total OSHA fines to nearly $4.7 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

Binghamton, NY

9/2/2010

$8,000

TOTAL

 

$4,697,100

 

Recent OSHA Fines

OSHA Fines USPS for Safety Violations at Cincinnati BMC
(09/1/10) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the Postal Service $210,000 in fines for exposing employees to electrical safety hazards at the Cincinnati Bulk Mail Center (BMC).

OSHA Fines USPS for Safety Violations at KC BMC
(08/27/10) 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 Fines USPS for Violations in Portsmouth
(08/21/10) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) slammed the Postal Service with $350,000 in fines for exposing employees to electrical safety hazards at the Portsmouth, NH Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC).

OSHA Fines USPS for Violations in Dayton, OH
(08/19/10) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined the USPS $225,000 for willfully exposing employees to electrical hazards at the Dayton, OH mail processing center.

OSHA Fines USPS for Safety Violations in Boston
(08/03/10) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the Postal Service nine “willful and serious” safety violations for exposing employees to electrical hazards at a Boston, MA postal facility. The USPS has been ordered to pay $357,000 in fines.

OSHA Fines USPS For Safety Violations At Vermont P&DC
(07/30/10) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) slammed the Postal Service with $420,000 in fines for willingly exposing employees to electrical hazards at the White River Junction Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) in Vermont.

OSHA Fines USPS
For Safety Violations at Southern MD P&DC

(07/07/10) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the USPS for nine “willful and serious” safety violations at the Southern MD Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC), and ordered the Postal Service to pay $272,000 in fines.

OSHA Fines USPS for
More Safety Violations
(06/29/10) Adding to the growing number of safety citations issued to the Postal Service in recent weeks, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined the USPS $210,000 for exposing employees to electrical hazards at the Minneapolis/St. Paul (MN) Network Distribution Center (NDC).

USPS Cited for Safety Violations
At Southern Maine P&DC
(06/29/10) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the USPS for “willful and repeat” safety violations at the Southern Maine Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) in Scarborough for exposing postal employees to electrical hazards. The OSHA citations issued at the Scarborough facility total $430,000. OSHA inspectors issued the Postal Service six “willful” citations after finding employees working with or near live equipment without adequate training or protective equipment, exposing them to electric shock.

USPS Cited for Violations in Portland, OR
(06/28/10) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the USPS for “willful and serious” safety violations at the Portland, OR Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) for exposing employees to electrical hazards. The OSHA citations issued at the Portland facility total $77,000. Postal employees were performing tests on live equipment without adequate protective gear, and were exposed to electrocution from energized machinery.

OSHA Cites USPS for
Violations in Baton Rouge
(06/16/10) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the USPS for safety violations at the Baton Rouge, LA Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) for exposing employees to electrical hazards.

USPS Charged with Seven Violations in Pittsburgh
(06/10/10) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the USPS its sixth set of workplace safety citations on June 8, charging the Postal Service with seven “willful” and “serious” violations related to electrical hazards at the Pittsburgh, PA mail processing facility.

USPS Cited for Safety Violations in Philadelphia
Citations Issued at Five Locations since April 29
(06/05/10) The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) issued the USPS its fifth set of safety citations on June 3, charging the Postal Service with six counts of “willful” and “serious” violations at the Philadelphia P&DC.

USPS Cited for Fourth Set of Safety Violations
Fines Now Exceed $1 Million
(06/04/10) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) charged the Postal Service with five “willful” safety violations at the Philadelphia Bulk Mail Center on June 3, and fined the USPS $210,000. The latest citations bring the Postal Service’s total OSHA fines to more than $1 million.

USPS Cited for Third Set of Safety Violations in One Week
Fines Now Total Nearly One Million Dollars
(05/11/10) Issuing its third set of citations in less than a week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) charged the USPS with five counts of "willful" safety violations in Bedford Park, IL on May 5.

OSHA Cites USPS for Safety Violations in Denver
Findings Occur Just Days After Citations Issued in Providence
(05/05/10) Five days after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations and fines of more than a half-million dollars to the Postal Service for safety hazards in Providence, RI, the agency charged the USPS in Denver, CO with similar violations.

OSHA Cites USPS for ‘Willful’ Safety Violations
Says Agency Knowingly Endangered Employees
(05/03/10) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has charged the USPS in Providence, RI, with 12 willful and serious safety violations, and ordered it to pay fines of $558,000.

 

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