Amazon may deliver your order of new socks or an Alexa device quickly, but it may come at a cost to its employees in the form of injuries. Now failing to properly record work-related illnesses and injuries is also coming at a price to Amazon itself — to the tune of $30,000.
The retail giant is being slapped with fines after six of its warehouses in five states failed to properly some record work-related illnesses and injuries, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). None of the citations were deemed series. The Department of Labor agency says Amazon was given citations for 14 violations earlier this month, including misclassifying some injuries and illnesses, not recording some injuries and illnesses within the required time and not providing OSHA with timely injury and illness records, and failing to record some injuries and illnesses. As a result, Amazon faces $29,008 in proposed penalties.
The locations cited were in Florida, Illinois, New York, Idaho, and Colorado.