OSHA has cited the US Postal Services (USPS) after receiving a complaint of unsafe working conditions at a USPS facility in Austin, Texas, with proposed penalties totaling $224,585.
Upon investigation, OSHA determined that a worker was injured after being ejected from a powered industrial truck.
USPS was cited for the following violations:
- Failing to ensure operators of powered industrial trucks obeyed traffic laws;
- Exposing employees to trip hazards; and
- Failing to label electrical panels and breakers.
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.