OSHA cited Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for a total of 24 alleged repeat and serious violations of workplace safety and health standards at its supercenter store No. 2859 in Rochester, New York.
The Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer faces a total of $365,500 in proposed fines following inspections conducted by OSHA’s Buffalo Area Office initiated in response to a complaint.
The Rochester inspections led OSHA to identify fall hazards, obstructed exit routes, an absence of lockout/tagout procedures for energy sources that would allow workers to safely perform maintenance on a compactor, an unguarded grinder, no training for workers using personal protective equipment, a lack of eye and face protection, and a lack of information and training on hazardous chemicals in the workplace.
These conditions resulted in citations for 10 repeat violations with $288,000 in fines.
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