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OSHA National News Release


January 8, 2021

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,930,381 
In Coronavirus Violations

WASHINGTON, DC – Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Dec. 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations arising from 300 inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,930,381.

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 294 inspections, which can be found at dol.gov/newsroom. In addition to those inspections, the six inspections below have resulted in coronavirus-related citations totaling $81,159 from OSHA relating to one or more of the above violations from Dec. 25 to Dec. 31, 2020. OSHA provides more information about individual citations at its Establishment Search website, which it updates periodically.

Establishment Name

Inspection
Number

City

State

Initial
Penalty

Anna Rehabilitation and Nursing Center LLC

1476671

Anna

Illinois

$21,591

Geodis

1483526

Columbus

Ohio

$13,494

Scalabrini Villa Inc.

1488093

North Kingstown

Rhode Island

$9,446

Val Verde Regional Medical Center

1485015

Del Rio

Texas

$11,567

Luling Care Center

1487834

Luling

Texas

$11,567

The Lutheran Home Inc.

1484381

Wauwatosa

Wisconsin

$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.

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Media Contact:

Megan Sweeney, 202-693-4661, sweeney.megan.p@dol.gov

Release Number: 21-20-NAT


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