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OSHA Covid Penalties Total $3.4M

January 5, 2021
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Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Nov. 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations arising from 255 inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,403,139.

OSHA inspections have resulted in the agency citing employers for violations, including failures to:

  • Implement a written respiratory protection program;
  • Provide a medical evaluation, respirator fit test, training on the proper use of a respirator and personal protective equipment;
  • Report an injury, illness or fatality;
  • Record an injury or illness on OSHA recordkeeping forms; and
  • Comply with the General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970

OSHA has already announced citations relating to the coronavirus arising out of 244 inspections, according to a press release. In addition to those inspections, the 11 inspections below have resulted in coronavirus-related citations totaling $101,207 from OSHA relating to one or more of the above violations from Nov. 20 to Nov. 26, 2020. 

Establishment Name

Inspection
Number

City

State

Initial
Penalty

Friendship Senior Options NFP

1478469

Schaumburg

Illinois

$13,494

19 Varnum Street Operating Company LLC

1489166

Lowell

Massachusetts

$25,061

James J. Peters VAMC

1478341

Bronx

New York

$0

Providence Rest Inc.

1488827

Bronx

New York

$13,494

Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center LLC

1482157

Blackwood

New Jersey

$12,145

VA New Jersey Healthcare System

1473961

Lyons

New Jersey

$0

VA New Jersey Healthcare System

1474203

Lyons

New Jersey

$0

Omni Manor Inc.

1476668

Masury

Ohio

$13,494

Meadowbrook Memory Care Community

1478066

Arlington

Texas

$1,928

Foundation Care Partners LLC

1477040

Pearland

Texas

$12,145

The Bay at Nu Roc Health and Rehab Center LLC

1478487

Laona

Wisconsin

$9,446

Resources are available on the agency's COVID-19 webpage to help employers comply with these standards.

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