Emloyment Law Group - Law Firms - Whistleblower Lawyers
Live Chat Contact Us 24/7 Email US
Contact Us: Live Chat, Call, Email Chat email



Use of this form does not establish an attorney-client relationship. As a next
step, you will hear from a client specialist.



Our Clients in Their
Own Words
Play Video: Whistleblower Attorney Testimonials | Wendell Carter
Previous Video
Next Video
THE EMPLOYMENT LAW GROUP®

Toll Free: 1-888-826-5260
Fax: 202-261-2835

inquiry@employmentlawgroup.com

Employment Law Group Addresses
The Employment Law Group,PC. BBB Business Review

Whistleblower Law Blog

OSHA Fines Wal-Mart $365,000 for Failing to Provide Employees at Rochester Store with Proper Training and Safe Working Conditions

Share
This is a selfmade image from the english wiki...

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) last week cited a Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Wal-Mart) supercenter in Rochester, NY for 24 repeated and serious violations of workplace safety and health standards. Following an OSHA inspection, OSHA proposed that Wal-Mart pay $365,500 in fines.

The inspection conducted by OSHA’s Buffalo Area Office found that due to fall hazards and obstructed exit routes, employees would be unable to perform proper maintenance on a trash compactor. The inspection also found that employees received no training on how to use personal protective equipment and training on hazardous chemicals in the workplace. These repeat violations resulted in 10 citations for Wal-Mart.

Additionally, OSHA cited the same Wal-Mart store for 14 other serious violations such as failing to provide employees with proper training on how to handle exposure to blood and body fluids, exposing workers to confined space hazards, allowing a trash compactor to be operated with its door open, and displaying an illegible emergency exit sign.

OSHA area director Arthur Dube stated, “The sizable fines proposed here reflect not only the seriousness of these conditions but the fact that several of them are substantially similar to hazards identified at nine other Wal-Mart locations in New York and eight other states.”

The Employment Law Group® law firm has an extensive whistleblower practice and represents employees nationally who have been victims of retaliation.

Tagged: ,

decorative line
greybar
blueline
facebook logo twitter logo google plus logo
Home  |  What We Do  |  Our Team  |  Our Clients  |  In The News  |  Resources  |  Contact Us


Our Locations: Washington, D.C. | San Francisco | Los Angeles

© 2017 The Employment Law Group, P.C. - All rights reserved.
Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy