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OSHA Cites NJ Amazon Warehouse for Ergonomics Violations

An Amazon warehouse in Logan Township, New Jersey, required employees to perform tasks leading to bodily stress that had caused or was likely to cause musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced August 3. OSHA cited Amazon for ergonomic hazards, proposing penalties totaling $15,625, and issued a Hazard Alert Letter regarding […]

OSHA Cites Amazon for Delaying Treatment of Injured Workers

Amazon failed to provide adequate medical treatment for traumatic and chronic injuries at a fulfillment center in Castleton-on-Hudson, New York, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The agency cited the Amazon warehouse for a serious violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act’s General Duty Clause (§5(a)(1)) and is seeking a proposed […]

OSHA Cites Safety, Health Violations at 3 Amazon Warehouses

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited workplace safety and health violations at three Amazon warehouses in Deltona, Florida; Waukegan, Illinois; and New Windsor, New York, the agency announced January 18. OSHA also issued hazard alert letters to all three warehouses after finding workers exposed to ergonomic hazards. Amazon faces new proposed penalties totaling […]

OSHA Cites Amazon for Recordkeeping Violations

On December 16, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it issued citations to Amazon for 14 recordkeeping violations at six warehouse facilities in five states for failing to properly record work-related injuries and illnesses. Investigations are ongoing, according to OSHA. The agency received referrals from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District […]

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What It Means to Foster a Safe Workplace

In his April 2020 letter to Amazon’s shareholders, Jeff Bezos declared that Amazon will become the safest place to work on Earth. To support that goal, the company recently launched a massive campaign to cut workplace injuries in half by 2025. While this reduction metric is helpful, Bezos’s major ambition to be “the safest workplace” […]