The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has imposed only the second-ever enterprise-wide penalty and safety remedy mandate on DeMoulas Super Markets, a grocery chain of 60 stores also known as Market Basket. OSHA penalties and corrective mandates generally are applied just to single locations.

OSHA inspectors, however, found “fall hazards from unguarded, open-sided work and storage areas” at several of the chain store’s locations. They also uncovered the fact that the company “allegedly failed to protect employees in produce, deli, and bakery department against laceration hazards from knives and cutting instruments.”

The only other time OSHA employed an enterprise-wide solution was on the U.S. Postal Service, which was told to correct electrical safety issues at hundreds of post offices nationwide.

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