OSHA investigation finds food warehouse had a recordable injury rate 4 times higher than the industry average 

Feb. 5, 2024
OSHA proposed a penalty of $41,483.

An OSHA investigation has determined that workers at The Martin-Brower Co. LLC’s Ohio facility suffered severe injuries at nearly four times the average rate for their industry. The food services warehouse made employees perform manual material handling lifting tasks. According to OSHA, these tasks involved repeated hazardous forceful exertions and awkward postures, putting the workers at risk for low back injuries. These required activities caused workers to suffer from ergonomic musculoskeletal disorders at a high rate.