OSHA seeks warrants after the Postal Service cancels inspections

Federal workplace safety inspectors being denied entry into US Postal Service worksites are asking federal judges to issue search warrants to force entry, court documents show.

As recently as Aug. 9, OSHA was turning to district judges to approve inspection warrants following Postal Service officials’ refusal to allow inspections at facilities. In the past six weeks, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has obtained 13 search warrants for Postal Service facilities, according to data requested by Bloomberg Law.

Court records and OSHA data show the warrants cover facilities in several states including California, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and New Mexico.

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