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Blood incidents prompt OSHA to fine Brooklyn Postal Service location $342,000

Blood incidents prompt OSHA to fine Brooklyn Postal Service location $342,000

A U.S. Postal Service annex in Baltimore's Brooklyn neighborhood has been fined $342,059 by the U.S. Department of Labor for improperly handling workers' exposure to bloodborne pathogens and hazardous materials.

The labor department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Thursday that it cited the Brooklyn South Carrier Annex, at 1500 Cherry Hill Road, on Nov. 22 for one serious, two willful and three repeat health violations.

As part of its mail stream, the post office sometimes handles packages labeled as biological infectious waste, an OSHA spokeswoman said. If not packaged properly, or if they are damaged during sorting, such packages could start to leak...

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