Safety and OSHA News

Bear spray discharges in Amazon warehouse, dozens of worker sickened

A word to the wise: The effects bear pepper spray have on the ursus animal family are the same for humans. Some workers at an Amazon warehouse found that out the hard way.  [Read more…]

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The Dirty Dozen 2018: Group’s list of companies with unsafe practices

Some are household names. Some you’ve probably never heard of. But they share one thing in common: They find themselves on a group’s list of companies that put workers and communities at risk due to unsafe practices.  [Read more…]

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Amazon fined $350K for shipping hazardous package

Amazon.com was recently fined by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for violating Hazardous Materials Regulations in a shipment. It wasn’t the first time the online retailer has run afoul of the regs.  [Read more…]

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Amazon warehouse investigated by OSHA

A newspaper has investigated reports about working conditions at an Amazon.com warehouse that serves one-third of the country. Employee claims point to extreme indoor heat, closed doors when it was hot, work rates that couldn’t be sustained and firing threats when workers couldn’t keep up in the heat. [Read more…]

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