What the Dollar General scandal reveals about workplace safety in retail

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US discount retailerstore chain Dollar General is facing nearly US$300,000 in penalties after the Occupational Health and Safety Administration in the US found that it had repeatedly violated workplace safety standards, including blocking exit routes and walkways blocked, stacking merchandise unsafely and creating other fire safety hazards. While Dollar General appears to be an egregious offender, it raises the question as to whether businesses that ruthlessly seek growth and operate on a high v

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