In an October 23rd news release, OSHA announced that since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic through October 15th, they have cited 112 establishments for violations related to Coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $1,603,544. Approximately half of these violations occurred in the month of October!
Coronavirus-related violations cited by OSHA have included failures to:
- Comply with the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard including not implementing a written program, and not providing medical evaluation, fit testing, and training
- Record injuries or illnesses on OSHA recordkeeping forms
- Report an injury, illness, or fatality
- Comply with the General Duty Clause which states that each employer shall furnish to each of his employees, employment, and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.
Of the 112 establishments with violations, five were located in Massachusetts. These included four nursing homes […]