Walmart pays $190,000 fine, concedes to improving working conditions in stores

Walmart agreed to improve safety conditions at more than 2,800 of its branches in 28 states and and pay a $190,000 fine after inspectors discovered serious health violations at its Rochester, New York store on Wednesday, August 7.

The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Walmart for hazards such as lack of training on hazardous materials, blocked exits, and improper and unsafe trash compactor procedures. Under the federal settlement, Walmart will be improving worker training programs for operating hazardous equipment.

The U.S. multinational has also been embattled by strikes regarding employee conditions which included inadequate fire safety measures and poorly maintained equipment.

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