OSHA Goes Retail
by Michael Fox
My guess is that when most people think of OSHA, certainly when I do, it is generally in an industrial setting of some sort. But Jordon Barab at his Confined Space blog caught a happening in my own backyard. Neiman Marcus' Austin discount outlet, Last Call, has been issued a willful OSHA citation for violation of "lockout/tagout" rules. According to the story at a superb safety related website that was new to me, Safety.BLR.com, the store is alleged to have allowed employees to work in a compacting machine while it was still running. The proposed fine, $93,000. Probably not available in the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog.