Source: US Department of Labor
WASHINGTON, DC – Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Nov. 12, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued 232 citations arising from inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, 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 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 203 inspections, which can be found at dol.gov/newsroom. In addition to those inspections, the 29 inspections below have resulted in coronavirus-related citations totaling $296,919 from OSHA relating to one or more of the above violations from Nov. 6 to Nov. 12, 2020. OSHA provides more information about individual citations at its Establishment Search website, which it updates periodically.
The Health Care Authority for Baptist Health
Senior Philanthropy of Milford B LLC
Barber Foods LLC
East Longmeadow Management Systems Inc.
Merrimack Valley Operations LLC
Southwood at Norwell Nursing Center LP
Governor’s Center RE LLC
Life Care Center of Elkhorn
1621 Route 22 West Operating Co. LLC
Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Corp.
Leisure Park Health Center
Virtua-West Jersey Health System Inc.
Hackensack Meridian Health Residential Care Inc. The Harborage
Hackensack Meridian Health System
Oakland Operator LLC
Healthcare Services Group Inc
Waters Edge Healthcare & Rehab Center LLC
2020 Route 23 North Operating Co.
Winthrop South Nassau Catholic Health Services North Inc.
Menorah Home and Hospital for the Aged and Infirm
Cabrini of Westchester
Long Island Jewish-Forest Hills Hospital
Catholic Health System Inc.
Isabella Geriatric Center
Dr. Roberta Bianco D.O.P.C
Practice Management of America Inc.
True North Urgent Care LLC
East Neck Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
A full list of what standards were cited for each establishment – and the inspection number – are available here. 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.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.