Alabama Dollar Generals Are Dangerous For Customers And Employees
Dollar General stores Are popping up everywhere.
They are spreading faster than covid!
Don't get me wrong I love the Dollar General as much as the next guy, But how close do they really have to be. In this case, it's less than an eighth of a mile.
My only problem with that is that I can see the other Dollar General location from the parking lot of this brand new location.
I figured they were closing the other location, but to my surprise, I found out they weren't.
I understand the convenience, But this is ridiculous!
Maybe they should provide a better shopping experience for the customers, and a safer working environment for all of their employees.
Dollar General operates about 17,000 stores around the country and has more than 150,000 workers.
Since 2016 DG has been fined $3.5 million nationwide.
Dollar General Stores in Alabama have been fined based on the following.
-Failure to provide safe exits during an emergency.
-Worker's exposure to slip and trip hazards.
-Dangers of being struck by falling boxes.
-Poor placement of electrical panels.
OSHA reports DG has a history of violations and repeated failures to protect its worker.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, has fined one Alabama Dollar General $321,827.
Doug Parker, Assistant Secretary for OSHA, said Dollar General has a long history of disregarding safety measures to prevent severe injury or death in a fire or other emergency.
As a DG fan and customer, I hope they clean up their act in Alabama and around the nation. And for what it’s worth, my only DG complaint is that they are not open 24 hours!