Starbucks is installing boxes for safe disposal of syringes in the bathrooms of certain locations, following workers’ reports of discarded needles and sometimes concerning conditions.
The coffee giant is exploring remedies after employees expressed fears about being pricked by uncapped needles and experiencing related health risks. Starbucks is testing solutions, including installing sharps-disposal boxes, using heavier-duty trash bags to prevent needle pokes, and removing trash cans from certain bathrooms.
I love the fact that Starbucks’s experiment in “inclusiveness” is exploding badly in their faces. However, the health risk to its employees is no joke. If I were a very disgruntled employee, I would begin a careful recording of daily occurrences and when I have about 3-4 weeks, contact OSHA and have an inspector come over to see how the company is not properly avoiding blood borne pathogen contamination.
Corporations hate OSHA like vampires hate sunlight in a field of garlic. Starbucks deserves what it gets when it decided that being all SJW-company was more important than the health and life of its employees.