Amazon and Tesla Have Some of the Most Dangerous Facilities in the

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Amazon Employees Join Sept. 20 Global Climate WalkoutGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls Stay on targetcenter_img While tech giants may once have been the golden bois of the modern world, they’ve definitely been pretty bad of late. Yahoo failed to notify its customers of one of the largest data breaches ever, and Facebook has been staring down some similar fire from Congress. But Amazon and Tesla are apparently death cults. By which, of course, I mean it’s apparently really dangerous to work there. Like… really bad.In a new report from the advocacy group the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, has listed both of the companies on their “Dirty Dozen,” a list of the most dangerous places to work in the US. The report stated that both companies reported high injury rates as well as a persistent stubbornness when addressing problems. The companies also struggled to manage unnecessary risks. Amazon alone as had seven workers die in its warehouses over the past few years. The main cause? A “relentless demand” to fill orders, regardless of working conditions. Teslam on the other hand, had 83% higher rates of serious injuries vs the rest of the car industry, on top of numerous OSHA violations. Other companies that made the list include Lowe’s for its use of toxic chemicals and DineEquity (a parent company for many restaurants, including Applebee’s and IHOP) for numerous unaddressed sexual harassment complaints.Make of this what you will, but it’s hard to shake the idea that both companies have more than enough cash (and are head by some of the world’s most prominent billionaires) that it seems like they shouldn’t have an issue keeping pace with industry standards on things as basic as safety. But… Eh. We are living in the worst timeline, so who knows.What’s clear, though, is that many tech companies play fast and loose with regulation and accountability as a general rule, and we are bearing the brunt of that — with our lives and limbs. But hey, at least you get your pointless crap in two days (most of the time).last_img read more