OSHA Cites UPS Incorporated for Exposing Employees to Hazards

December 11, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Cites UPS Incorporated for Exposing Employees to Fire and ther hazards

OSHA 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.
“Employers must continually evaluate their facilities for hazards, and develop comprehensive safety and health programs to adequately protect workers,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt.
“The hazardous conditions at this UPS facility can impede a worker’s ability to promptly exit in an emergency, placing them at risk for serious or fatal injuries,” said OSHA Braintree Area Director James Mulligan. “Employers are required by law to provide workers with safe and healthful workplaces.”



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