New settlement agreement paves the path for future of workplace safety at Dollar Tree and Family Dollar
Dollar Tree, Inc. is pleased to announce it has entered into a corporate-wide settlement agreement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to resolve prior citations and inspections. This agreement paves the way for Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores to further their safety programs and reflects the organization’s commitment to safety.
“Our company is in the midst of a business transformation, and at the heart of it all is our continued focus on safety for our more than 200,000 associates,” said Mike Creedon, Chief Operating Officer, Dollar Tree, Inc. “We are implementing substantial safety policies, procedures, and training, all intended to safeguard the wellbeing of our associates. We appreciate the opportunity to engage with OSHA on our safety initiatives as we move forward, seeking to establish our position as a leading retailer in workplace safety.”
As outlined in the corporate-wide settlement agreement, the company’s safety program has evolved to utilize advanced, predictive analytics to track leading indicators of safety. The foundations of the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar programs are continuous associate feedback, engagement and root cause analysis to understand issues and ensure compliance. Dollar Tree and Family Dollar are utilizing a wide range of tools, including administrative and engineering measures, virtual and in-person training to engage with associates daily.
Creedon went on to say, “Having worked with OSHA over the past several months on this agreement, we now look forward to continuously improving our programs to keep our associates safe.”
To learn more about safety programs at Dollar Tree and Family Dollar, read our 2023 Environmental and Social Sustainability Update.
About Dollar Tree, Inc.
Dollar Tree, a Fortune 200 Company, operated 16,419 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces as of April 29, 2023. Stores operate under the brands of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, and Dollar Tree Canada. To learn more about the Company, visit www.DollarTree.com.
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