OSHA strikes Massachusetts !....What happened ?

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Casca, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. Casca

    Casca Member

    U.S. Department of Labor Cites UPS Inc. for Exposing Employees To Fire, Other Hazards at Massachusetts Facility – OSHA
    on December 11, 2019 in UPS News

    [​IMG]The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited United Parcel Service Inc. for exposing employees to multiple hazards including exit access, fire and electrical at the shipping and delivery facility in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts. The company faces $431,517 in penalties for four repeated and seven serious safety violations.

    OSHA inspectors found several violations affecting employees’ ability to evacuate safely in the event of a fire or other emergency. The Agency cited the company for obstructed and inadequate exit routes, lack of proper exit signage, failure to update the facility’s emergency action plan, poor housekeeping, lack of stair rails and improper use of energized electrical cords.
    I thought Keter & Liberty Mutual were making sure UPS is compliant
     
  2. OKLABob

    OKLABob Active Member

    Lol sounds just like my center
     
  3. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    safety first
     
  4. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

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  5. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    I think that could be expanded to "the whole east coast" sucks.
     
  6. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    You know I don't normally agree with you....

    But.. yeah I can get behind that statement
     
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  7. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    Eff


    Yous



    Guys!
     
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  8. Operational needs

    Operational needs Virescit Vulnere Virtus

    Yeah!!!
     
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  9. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    I got your back lady.
     
  10. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    And front?
     
  11. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    Pretty much anywhere!
     
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  12. Covemastah

    Covemastah And the Reign Of Terror Continues!! Pats # 6 !!!

    Martha’s Vineyard should be its own communist state
     
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  13. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    OSHA vacated a decade old "Corporate-wide Settlement Agreement" recently, as a result of charges filed in Ohio in 2018, bringing UPS back to the field in regards to egress issues.

    Apparently this hub in Massachusetts got the memo....who will be the next to get on board?

    UPS Egress Citations, Settlement Could Put Logistics Firms on Notice
     
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  14. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Wow that is a hefty fine.

    As a result of my formal OSHA complaint UPS received only $120,000 fine.

    I didn’t get any press though.

    Maybe I should have called them.
     
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  15. What'dyabringmetoday???

    What'dyabringmetoday??? Well-Known Member

    Easy there pops.
     
  16. I have been lurking

    I have been lurking On the spectrum

    Colt sucks.
     
  17. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    Ok?
     
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    400K ain't $h|t to UPS.
     
  19. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    It is a significant OSHA fine.

    UPS will probably contest it.

    I think they usually do at this stage of the complaint.
     
  20. BrownMonk

    BrownMonk Old fart Package Car Driver


    If they contest it, OSHA usually reduces the number to stay away from paying lawyers.