${site.data.firmName} ${site.data.firmName}
Free Consultation No recovery - No Fee
215-822-7575 / 800-358-9367
Practice Areas

Amazon's Pennsylvania facility now has lower injury rate

Recently, Internet powerhouse Amazon.com was under fire for the working environment at its fulfillment center in Pennsylvania. The reportedly unsafe working environment, which included high temperatures and pressure to work at a high speed, was fixed by the company recently, and its workplace injury rate is now reportedly lower than those of other fulfillment centers across the nation.

Reports were filed by employees earlier this year that Amazon.com was exposing its employees to unsafe working conditions at a facility owned and operated by the company in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. The company, which had been accused of forcing its employees to work at an increased pace in a high-temperature environment, installed air conditioners at the fulfillment center and changed many of its safety procedures to optimize working conditions.

According to the company, the occupational injury rates at the Pennsylvania facility were below the rate of many other major industries including automobile manufacturing, department stores and general warehousing. The data they released, which was reportedly provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also showed that their Breinigsville facility now has a lower injury rate than other Amazon.com facilities.

The company also stated that before each and every meeting at the facility, a safety tip is provided to the employees attending. They also prided themselves on having safety leaders at each of their facilities, who have been designated to make sure that safety procedures are being followed and to find ways to make their working environment safer. Hopefully workers feel that the changes have helped promote a better and safer work experience.

Source: GeekWire, "Amazon: It's safer to work for us than a department store," John Cook, Oct. 24, 2011

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Gregory R. Gifford
  • RGS&G Firm News

    "Matthew Taylor Wilkov, Esquire, Graduates from U.S. Army War College"
    LANSDALE – Gregory Gifford, managing partner of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford, P.C. says the firm is honored to have a U.S. Army War College graduate among its ranks.Read more...

  • Super Lawyers | Rising Stars
  • National board of legal speciality certification
  • American college of trial lawyers
  • National board of trial advocacy | EST 1977
  • 2013 | Subarbanlife | Awesome Attorneys
  • PennSuburban | Chamber of commerce

Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford has been a member of the local Penn Suburban Chamber of Commerce (previously known as North Penn Suburban Chamber of Commerce) for more than 25 years.

You Have Questions? We Have Answers. Fill out the form and an attorney will be in touch with you shortly.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

start now. send your request