The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for safety hazards after receiving a complaint of unsafe working conditions at an Austin, Texas, facility.
An OSHA investigation after an industrial truck accident included a citation for failing to label electrical panels and breakers, according to a news release on OSHA’s website. An employee of the USPS facility was injured after being ejected from a powered industrial truck. OSHA also cited the USPS for failing to ensure powered industrial truck operators obeyed traffic regulations, and for exposing employees to trip hazards.
Proposed penalties total $224,585 and USPS has 15 business days to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.