Dollar Tree to Pay $825,000 to Settle OSHA Cases

Dollar Tree Stores will pay $825,000 to settle thirteen safety and health citations issued against the company brought by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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The company was represented by Bradford T. Hammock and Nickole C. Winnett of Jackson Lewis in Reston, Virginia.

The corporate-wide settlement implements safeguards to protect workers at Dollar Tree stores nationwide from hazards related to blocked emergency exits, obstructed access to exit routes and electrical equipment and improper material storage.

The agreement requires the Chesapeake, Virginia-based Dollar Tree to develop and implement a comprehensive safety and health program consistent with OSHA’s Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines.

Dollar Tree operates stores nationwide, including 2,400 stores included in this agreement.

The company’s program will incorporate management commitment, employee participation, hazard identification and control, education and training for employees and multi-level managers, and program evaluation.

Dollar Tree also agreed to publish a corporate newsletter covering safety and health issues.

Dollar Tree will allow a third-party monitor to audit 50 company stores during the two-year agreement. The monitor will share findings and recommendations with store managers, who then must correct identified issues within 21 days.

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