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Dollar Tree, Family Dollar Agree to OSHA Settlement

Dollar Tree and its subsidiary Family Dollar agreed to settle worker safety complaints by paying out $1.35 million and conducting a nationwide assessment of retail store hazards, reports Reuters.  

The settlement comes after the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration identified over 400 violations at the companies’ stores, shared OSHA. The retailer has faced over $13.1 million in related fines since 2017. 

In the terms of the agreement, both retailers will need to form safety advisory groups that include employees, create audit programs, and head new safety training programs. They also need to discuss their progress with OSHA for the next two years. 

“This agreement focuses on improving working conditions at thousands of stores nationwide,” said Doug Parker, assistant secretary of labor at OSHA, in a statement. He added that the companies would make significant investments to spot and correct the hazards. Full Story 

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