Lowe’s has agreed to pay OSHA $90,000 to settle violations involving employee injury records at two locations.
The home improvement retailer has also agreed to review its medical records from 2008 to 2010 at 24 southern Ohio stores.
OSHA cited Lowe’s for “continually failing” to document and report worker injuries at locations in Huber Heights and Colerain Township, OH. Although the citations were only for two stores, the settlement covers all Lowe’s stores that are under the jurisdiction of OSHA’s Cincinnati regional office.
After an October 2009 inspection at the Colerain store, OSHA issued Lowe’s four willful citations with a proposed penalty of $40,000. A November 2009 inspection at the Huber Heights store brought seven willful citations with proposed fines of $70,000.
OSHA had previously issued citations for similar problems at two other Lowe’s stores.