U.S. Department of Labor Cites UPS Inc. for Exposing Employees To Fire, Other Hazards at Massachuset

cheryl

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U.S. Department of Labor Cites UPS Inc. for Exposing Employees
To Fire, Other Hazards at Massachusetts Facility - OSHA


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.
 

rod

Retired 19 years
U.S. Department of Labor Cites UPS Inc. for Exposing Employees
To Fire, Other Hazards at Massachusetts Facility - OSHA


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.
Good lord----usually at my old center OSHA wouldn't have even been able to get in the door because stuff was packed so high behind and in between the trucks. Every morning you would have to play mountain climber (after riding the belt down to your truck) -- just to get to the drivers seat.
 
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