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U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,504,345 In Coronavirus Violations

WASHINGTON, DC – Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Dec. 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations arising from 263 inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,504,345.

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

OSHA has already announced citations relating to the coronavirus arising out of 255 inspections, which can be found at dol.gov/newsroom. In addition to those inspections, the eight inspections below have resulted in coronavirus-related citations totaling $101,206 from OSHA relating to one or more of the above violations from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, 2020. OSHA provides more information about individual citations at its Establishment Search website, which it updates periodically.

Establishment Name

Inspection #

City

State

Initial Penalty

Temple University Hospital Inc.

1476207

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

$13,494

JB Kenosha Healthcare, LLC

1477215

Kenosha

Wisconsin

$12,145

2509 South Fourth Operating, LLC

1490507

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

$12,145

Providence Rehabilitation at Mercy Fitzgerald

1476989

Yeadon

Pennsylvania

$13,494

Briarfield at Ashley Circle

1477168

Austintown

Ohio

$9,446

Fairlawn Medical Investors, LLC

1478369

Leominster

Massachusetts

$13,494

CoreCivic

1479966

Conneaut

Ohio

$13,494

Scioto Community

1485825

Columbus

Ohio

$13,494

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.

              

Agency
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Date
December 11, 2020
Release Number
20-2250-NAT
Contact: Megan Sweeney
Phone Number
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