Through Dec. 31, 2020, federal OSHA has issued citations from 300 inspections for coronavirus-related violations, with proposed penalties totaling $3,930,381.
OSHA’s latest update adds six new businesses to the list of those cited for COVID-19 violations, including:
- Anna Rehabilitation and Nursing Center LLC in Anna, IL, which had the highest penalty of $21,591
- The Lutheran Home Inc., of Wauwatosa, WI, and Geodis, a Columbus, OH-based transportation company both receiving the second largest fines of $13,494, and
- North Kingstown, RI-based Scalabrini Villa Inc. with the lowest fine of $9,446.
As with previous versions of this list released by OSHA, healthcare facilities make up the majority of facilities cited by the agency.
This latest batch of inspections resulted in fines totaling $81,159 relating to citations for failure to:
- implement a written respiratory protection program
- provide a medical evaluation, respirator fit test, or training on the proper use of a respirator and PPE
- report an injury, illness or death
- record an injury or illness on OSHA forms, and
- comply with the General Duty Clause.
Click here for OSHA’s COVID-19 webpage to help employers comply with these standards.