March 20, 2020
FOLEY, AL – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited national discount retailer Dollar Tree Store Inc. for exposing employees to safety hazards at a store in Foley, Alabama. The company faces $106,029 in penalties.
OSHA cited the company for exposing employees to struck-by, trip and fall hazards due to unstable merchandise stacked in excess of 7-feet high.
“Employers jeopardize the safety of their workers when they fail to assess and implement measures to correct workplace hazards,” said OSHA Mobile Area Office Director Jose A. Gonzalez.
OSHA’s Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs webpage has resources to help employers and workers identify hazards and apply effective controls to protect workers.
The company has 15 business days from receipt of the citations and proposed 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.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance. For more information, visit https://www.osha.gov.
The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.