Postal service to appeal violations at Champaign facility

Postal service to appeal violations at Champaign facility

The U.S. Postal Service said it plans to appeal the fine handed down to the organization for alleged safety violations at one of its Champaign facilities.

Postal service spokesperson Sue Litterly said the agency does not agree with the violations brought to light by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and that it plans to appeal via an informal conference with OSHA.  That's opposed to a formal appeal that would go before the OSHA Review Commission.

Litterly added that the safety of postal service workers is a top priority for the organization.

This all comes in reaction to the news that OSHA found eight safety violations at the postal service's Mattis Avenue facility.  OSHA is proposing a fine of $144,000 dollars.

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