According to Furniture Today, the Ashley Furniture Industry along with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has reached a settlement for a number of safety and health citations issued to Ashley in 2015.
In 2015, OSHA issued a claim to the Ashley Furniture home stores, after they conducted several inspections upon learning about injuries that occurred in the Arcadia, Wisconsin facility. Ashley furniture was then forced to resolve all of the citations they received as well as pay 1.75 million dollars in fines.
After reaching the settlement on June 9, 2016, Ashley furniture released a statement saying, “Safety is a key value and something that we at Ashley take very seriously. In the past five years we have spent more than $67 million on modern manufacturing equipment and safety initiatives with the goal of improving the working environment for our employees.”
Ashley also announced that they would be working cooperatively with the OSHA to not only build a better relationship, but to take extra steps to ensure the safety and health of workers within the industry.