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Rep. Norcross Calls for OSHA Investigation into Amazon Warehouses After Reports of Skyrocketing Injuries

Insider NJ

April 29, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), a member of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee of the House Education and Labor Committee, and a co-founder of the Congressional Labor Caucus, called for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to investigate Amazon over skyrocketing injury rates at its New Jersey warehouses.

“I am deeply troubled by the injury rates at Amazon facilities in New Jersey and nationwide. Workplace safety at Amazon’s New Jersey warehouses is clearly not a priority, otherwise the rate of injury would be decreasing — not skyrocketing,” said Congressman Norcross. “This apparent disregard for the health and wellbeing of Amazon warehouse workers is unacceptable. Therefore, I am calling on OSHA to conduct a prompt and comprehensive investigation into the work conditions at Amazon’s New Jersey warehouses – and nationwide if needed – to identify deficiencies in Amazon’s policy and culture that have led to these harrowing reports. I refuse to accept these drastic injury rates as a cost of doing business, especially when injury rates at non-Amazon warehouses are so much lower.”

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