Ep 8 – USPS – OHSA – Heat Stress & Forklift Accidents

Welcome back to #QualityMatters!

Where Quality counts everywhere from the oilfield to the education system.  Our host of the show Darci Chambers will be digging into a series of recent safety violations against the USPS – United States Postal Service regarding OHSA heat stress and forklift (powered industrial trucks for you non safety geeks out there) accidents.

The fact is most any industrial facility is going to face hazards related to Powered Industrial Trucks (AKA the Forklift) and or Heat Stress.

Kyle’s forklift safety video as promised is live on YouTube (click here)

OSHA fines post office in Florida $129,336 for exposing mail carriers to August heat

https://www.thenew93q.com/news/national/osha-fines-post-office-florida-129-336-for-exposing-mail-carriers-august-heat/Xi2d2UwttH83bSMWSS0i2L/

OSHA News Release  – Region 9

U.S. Department of Labor Cites U.S. Postal Service
After Heat-Related Worker Fatality in Southern California

https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/region9/01102019

OSHA News Release  – Region 1

US Postal Service cited by US Labor Department’s OSHA after heat-related
death of Medford, Mass., mail carrier in July heat wave
Cited for inadequate heat stress program and communication of heat hazards to carriers

https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/region1/12162013-0

OSHA fines USPS in Jacksonville $129,336 for exposing mail carriers to August heat

AUSTIN, TX – 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. The company faces proposed penalties totaling $224,585. Continue reading 

http://postalnews.com/blog/category/osha/

 

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