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L.A. postal facility gets shocking message from OSHA

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OSHA delivered a harsh message to the U.S. Postal Service’s International Service Center in Los Angeles in the form of 18 citations for unsafe working conditions.

The problem: Mail processing equipment could cause fatal electrical shocks.

The citations pointed to a host of hazards: exposing postal employees to faulty electrical equipment, failing to train them in equipment operation and safety procedures, supplying inadequate safety equipment and failing to properly shut down machinery, increasing the risk of electrical shock.

OSHA also cited the facility for failing to maintain clean and orderly working conditions, failing to maintain ladders and guardrails, failing to keep aisles and passageways clear and failing to properly mark circuit breakers.

The OSHA citations, handed down in November, proposed fines totaling $220,000 against the Los Angeles facility.

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