Ongoing investigations at six Amazon warehouse facilities in five states have led to citations for failing to properly record work-related injuries and illnesses.
The investigations, which are a collaborative effort between OSHA and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, are ongoing.
The recordkeeping citations were issued now to ensure they were addressed within six months as federal law requires, according to the Department of Labor.
OSHA issued Amazon citations for 14 recordkeeping violations, including:
- failing to record injuries and illnesses
- misclassifying injuries and illnesses
- not recording injuries and illnesses within the required time, and
- not providing OSHA with timely injury and illness records.
Amazon faces $29,008 in proposed penalties.
Investigations began after OSHA received referrals from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in July at Amazon locations in Florida, Illinois and New York. More referrals came in August for locations in Colorado and Idaho as well as another New York facility.
Amazon has 15 business days from receipt of the citation to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA, or contest the findings before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.