by Christopher Freeburn | October 30, 2013 11:29 am
New York designer Rebecca Minkoff has received a citation from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration over potentially hazardous conditions in her Manhattan offices and showroom after workers complained about the clutter.
The agency said it found “serious violations of workplace safety” in Minkoff’s premises, which were “congested with boxes, rolling racks, workstations, chairs, equipment, storage and other materials.” According OSHA routes to emergency exits were blocked or inaccessible, endangering worker safety.
Minkoff’s company faces $77,000 in fines over the hazardous conditions. “Management knew of the hazard of compromised emergency exit access, yet allowed the hazard to continue. Because of that, we are proposing the maximum fines allowable for the willful and serious violations,” an OSHA spokesperson said.
Rebecca Minkoff produces women’s apparel, accessories and handbags.
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