Amazon Fulfillment Center Receives $7,000 Fine
OSHA has cited the employer for one other-than-serious violation for not recording 26 instances of work-related injuries and illnesses on the 300 log.
After complaints from employees regarding recordkeeping violations, workplace hazards and a lack of PPE, OSHA has cited Amazon Fulfillment Services for one other-than-serious violation for not recording 26 instances of work-related injuries and illnesses on OSHA 300 logs. The proposed penalty totals $7,000.
Two hazard-alert letters have also been issued to Amazon, one for exposing employees to ergonomic risk factors like repeated bending at the waist and repeated exertions. The second hazard-letter was issued for allowing the on-site medical unit to provide medical care beyond what was allowed by licensing and certification.
"Failure to properly record occupational illnesses and injuries is hazardous to workers. The lack of accurate data can mask patterns of injuries and illnesses that could help uncover conditions with the potential of putting workers at risk," said Paula Dixon-Roderick, director of OSHA's Marlton Area Office. "In addition to keeping accurate records, Amazon should address the potential dangers identified in the hazard-alert letters to ensure the safety and health of its fulfillment center employees."
Amazon spokesperson Aaron Toso said in a statement, "We take safety very seriously, we do not agree with the findings and will be contesting the citation."