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U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA Announces $1,222,156 in Coronavirus Violations



The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced through a New Release on October 16, 2020 that since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Oct. 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited 85 establishments for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $1,222,156.


Failures included:

  • Failure to implement a written respiratory protection program;

  • Failure to provide a medical evaluation, respirator fit test, training on the proper use of a respirator and personal protective equipment;

  • Failure to report an injury, illness or fatality;

  • Failure to record an injury or illness on OSHA recordkeeping forms; and

  • Failure to comply with the General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970

You can read the News Release and view the list of establishments cited here: https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/national/10162020#:~:text=WASHINGTON%2C%20DC%20%E2%80%93%20Since%20the%20start,in%20proposed%20penalties%20totaling%20%241%2C222%2C156


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