Following several investigations, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has cited Dollar General for workplace safety violations. Violations have been identified at the company’s locations in more than 240 inspections across the nation since 2017. These inspections have led to more than $21 million in proposed penalties for the national discount retailer.

Responding to a complaint, OSHA opened inspections at stores in Adams, Franklin and Dauphin counties. Inspectors found Dollar General exposed employees to blocked exit routes and electrical panels, and overall poor housekeeping practices.

OSHA issued citations for two repeat and two serious violations and one other-than-serious safety violation with $227,898 in newly proposed penalties. In October 2022, OSHA added Dollar General Corp. and Dolgencorp LLC to its Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Dollar General Corp. and Dolgencorp LLC operate about 18,000 stores and 17 distribution centers in 47 states and employ more than 150,000 workers.