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USPS Fined $185K for Blocked Exits at Postal Facility

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 455 | 0 | 25 min read

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the U.S. Postal Service for allegedly blocking exit routes and failing to train employees on emergency procedures at a postal facility in Ankeny, Iowa. OSHA has proposed $184,694 in penalties in connection with the citations, which were issued April 26. The agency said its inspection was prompted by a complaint from the National Association of Letter Carriers. OSHA cited USPS for allegedly blocking exit routes with mail hampers, tubs and packages. In addition, OSHA said USPS failed to train employees on fire evacuation procedur...

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