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After B-Quik worker stabbed, OSHA fines them $17k for failing to keep a safe workplace

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After an assistant manager got stabbed, federal regulators have fined the owner of Baton Rouge B-Quik gas stations and Benny's car washes $17,403, saying the businesses didn't do enough to protect employees from violence.

In the Feb. 6 stabbing at a Greenwell Springs gas station, a Baton Rouge firefighter rushed into the store with a pistol, but the attacker wrestled him to the ground. The attacker has since been found mentally unfit to stand trial.

Investigators with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration say the business failed to protect employees from workplace violence



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"With regard to workplace violence, OSHA has identified certain industries and tasks that place employees at increased risk," said Juan Rodriguez, an OSHA spokesman. "When an employer operates a location in a high crime area and there have been previous incidents of threats at the location, employers must take precautions and train employees."

Those precautions include actions like adding security features, creating written safety plans and implementing training for workers, OSHA said.

The fine and warnings from federal regulators come as Baton Rouge experiences a record-breaking wave of murders — 2021 was the deadliest year on record, and 2022 is currently on pace to be the second-deadliest, according to Advocate records.




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ProjectP2294
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But it will be B-Quik who gets blamed when they close up shop due to all of this bull shite.


Oates Mustache
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high crime area


Hopefully they just say frick it, and close it up.


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AwesomeSauce
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Investigators with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration say the business failed to protect employees

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Greenwell Springs




jpainter6174
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OHSA is a joke, and a parasite on business.


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Breauxsif
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stabbing at a Greenwell Springs gas station

Nothing ever good happens in this area.


Purple Spoon
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Attorneys will use the OSHA deficiency and findings to sue a business into the ground for negligence.

Round and round, round and round I get around.


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dgnx6
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lol, this will bring businesses to black neighborhoods.




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michael corleone
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Broken. It’s all broken.


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OysterPoBoy
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Put up an OSHA mandated dress code.


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jnethe1
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a Baton Rouge firefighter rushed into the store with a pistol, but the attacker wrestled him to the ground.


Ok, how?


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Basura Blanco
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If an attacker broke into an OSHA office and stabbed the investigators for that area, who would investigate for any potential OSHA violations?

Yes. I had 2ish tanqerays at lunch


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rmc
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Nothing ever good happens in this area.


Gotta watch those Central folks.


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Weekend Warrior79
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a Baton Rouge firefighter rushed into the store with a pistol, but the attacker wrestled him to the ground.

WTF? How does this happen?

Edit: what jnethe1 asked
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SuperOcean
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creating written safety plans


Nothing says inept bureaucracy like: Written safety plans ....for stabbings


winkchance
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Sending in the armed IRS agent.


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Basura Blanco
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Written safety plans ....for stabbings


And I can guarantee you the second paragraph of the OSHA stabbing plan will have language requiring 100% tie off for all potential stabbing victims.


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RTRinTampa
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That's probably less than the lawsuit if the clerk had shot the perp. Damed if you do. Dated if you don't. We need a Purge Night like in the movie.


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Hu_Flung_Pu
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Nothing ever good happens in this area.


Technically we still go by Greenwell springs in central so please add the distinction, thanks


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SuperSaint
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Isn’t it part of the businesses responsibility to take certain measures to keep the workplace safe?

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"When an employer operates a location in a high crime area and there have been previous incidents of threats at the location, employers must take precautions and train employees." Those precautions include actions like adding security features, creating written safety plans and implementing training for workers, OSHA said.
sounds like the employer was aware of some steps to meet basic requirements of safety for their employees. fricked around and found out


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