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OSHA puts Idaho Aquarium on notice

OSHA puts Idaho Aquarium on notice

By The Associated Press. CREATED Sep 13, 2013

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is giving workers at the Idaho Aquarium five days to fix what OSHA says are safety and health hazards.

The Idaho Statesman reports OSHA notified the nonprofit aquarium on Thursday that if electrical issues, the use of improper electrical cords and fans in wet locations and slipping and tripping hazards aren't fixed, the agency will conduct an on-site inspection.

The aquarium in Boise has had a rough several months. Earlier this week the Idaho Humane Society announced it is investigating complaints alleging poor animal care. And both former director Chris Conk and aquarium president Ammon Covino have been charged in federal court with conspiring to bring illegally harvested spotted rays and lemon sharks to Idaho.