May 11, 2010 11:07 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

OSHA proposes $217K in Colorado fines for Postal Service

Federal workplace safety regulators have proposed fining the U.S. Postal Service $217,000 for allegedly exposing workers at the Denver Network Distribution Center in Denver to electrical hazards.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Monday it issued three willful citations after it found workers tested live electrical equipment without adequate training, personal protective equipment and safety-related work practices. It also issued one serious citation, alleging failure to post signs warning of electrical hazards.

OSHA contends the Postal Service knew of hazards but didn't correct them promptly.

The Postal Service says employee safety is a priority and that it will work with OSHA on any necessary adjustments.


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