Imagine if you worked at a company where the business model intends for you to work with only one or two other employees. This small group of employees is required to take care of everything for a relatively large store that approaches 10,000 square feet in size. As a result, the employees end up frantically running around to cover all of their bases -- making it more likely that they will make mistakes. These mistakes can lead to dangerous situations that put these employees at risk of injury or worse.
This is essentially what is going on at Dollar Tree, if recent fines by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are any indication. OSHA fined Dollar Tree nearly a million dollars ($866,000 to be exact) over the course of the past 12 months due to 48 violations of workplace safety.