Judge Rejects 5 OSHA Heat Danger Cases Against Postal Service

Federal safety regulators could face new barriers to protecting workers from heat stress if recent court decisions go unchallenged.

In five similar cases, an administrative law judge vacated Occupational Safety and Health Administration citations against the U.S. Postal Service alleging postal officials hadn’t adequately protected letter carriers from high heat dangers.
The rejection of the citations also canceled proposed fines totaling $511,413.

In each case, Judge Sharon Calhoun in Washington said OSHA failed to prove the cited work conditions presented a hazard of excessive heat exposure.

Postal Service spokesman David Partenheimer said the service was reviewing the decisions.

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