The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Lowe’s Home Centers Inc. in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, with $110,000 in proposed penalties for continually failing to document and report employee injuries and illnesses.
As a result of an October 2009 inspection in Cincinnati, OSHA issued Lowe’s four willful citations with a proposed penalty of $40,000.
Based on a November 2009 inspection, OSHA issued the Dayton store seven willful citations with a proposed penalty of $70,000.
OSHA requires employers to record and maintain occupational injuries and illnesses on the OSHA 300 log.
The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.