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Saturday, October 02, 2004

OSHA Goes Retail

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,, 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.

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