OSHA Proposes Millions in Covid-19 Penalties

November 25, 2020

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic through Nov. 12, 2020, OSHA has issued 232 citations arising from inspections for violations relating to Covid-19, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,148,452.

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 PPE;

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.

An OSHA standards database can be found here.

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

Source: OSHA