U.S. Department of Labor Cites United Parcel Service After Employee Injury in West Palm Beach County - US Department of Labor The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited UPS Inc. for failing to protect employees working in excessive heat after an employee suffered heat-related injuries near the Riviera Beach, Florida, facility. The company faces $13,260 in penalties, the maximum penalty allowed by law for a serious violation. The employee became ill while delivering packages and needed hospitalization. The heat index ranged between 99 and 105 degrees. OSHA cited the company for failing to adequately protect workers exposed to outdoor heat hazards. "Employers must take proper precautions when employees work outdoors in excessive heat conditions, and ensure they receive prompt medical attention when exhibiting signs of heat-related illness," said OSHA Area Director Condell Eastmond, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.