September 29, 2023

Pewaukee Greenback Tree retailer cited for OSHA violation following worker grievance

The Greenback Tree retailer in Pewaukee. Picture courtesy of Google Maps.

Greenback Tree Inc. has been cited by OSHA after an worker at its Pewaukee retailer issued a grievance, main OSHA to search out a number of hazards to employees on the retailer. OSHA opened an investigation into the Pewaukee retailer, situated at 690 Westfield Approach, in January.

OSHA inspectors discovered merchandise blocking aisles and exit routes, creating journey and fall hazards and stopping employees from leaving the placement safely in an emergency.

Since 2017, OSHA has issued citations to Greenback Tree Inc. for violations in additional than 500 inspections on the nationwide low cost retailer’s Greenback Tree and Household Greenback shops within the U.S. In all, OSHA has recognized greater than 300 violations.

Greenback Tree Inc. has most lately been cited for comparable violations at its shops in Cleveland, Texas; Junction Metropolis, Kansas; West Palm Seashore, Florida; and Queens Village, New York, in line with the quotation issued by OSHA.

“OSHA inspectors repeatedly discover Greenback Tree workers uncovered to the dangers of harm from stacked merchandise, and blocked aisles and exits,” mentioned Christine Zortman, occupational security and well being space director in Milwaukee. “They should develop and observe a company-wide security and well being program for its shops to get rid of these well-known hazards and shield the security of their workers.”

OSHA issued Greenback Tree Inc. a quotation for one repeat violation and proposed $98,219 in penalties after the inspection on the Pewaukee retailer, which employs eight employees.

Based in 1986, Chesapeake, Virginia-based Greenback Tree Inc. is the operator of greater than 16,000 low cost selection shops all through North America. The corporate reported gross revenue of $7.7 billion in 2021.