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OSHA National News Release


November 20, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,148,452 In Coronavirus Violations

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:

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.

Establishment Name

Inspection
Number

City

State

Initial
Penalty

The Health Care Authority for Baptist Health

1474605

Montgomery

Alabama

$0

Senior Philanthropy of Milford B LLC

1474612

Milford

Connecticut

$23,133

Barber Foods LLC

1477143

Portland

Maine

$1,928

East Longmeadow Management Systems Inc.

1487375

East Longmeadow

Massachusetts

$23,133

Merrimack Valley Operations LLC

1487917

North Billerica

Massachusetts

$13,494

Southwood at Norwell Nursing Center LP

1487115

Norwell

Massachusetts

$17,543

Governor’s Center RE LLC

1486939

Westfield

Massachusetts

$13,880

Life Care Center of Elkhorn

1475751

Elkhorn

Nebraska

$13,494

1621 Route 22 West Operating Co. LLC

1488065

Bound Brook

New Jersey

$9,446

Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Corp.

1473553

Hackensack

New Jersey

$13,494

Leisure Park Health Center

1494932

Lakewood

New Jersey

$13,881

Virtua-West Jersey Health System Inc.

1474907

Lumberton Twp.

New Jersey

$10,603

Hackensack Meridian Health Residential Care Inc. The Harborage

1474325

North Bergen

New Jersey

$16,504

Hackensack Meridian Health System

1474055

North Bergen

New Jersey

$13,494

Oakland Operator LLC

1476994

Oakland

New Jersey

$12,145

Healthcare Services Group Inc

1480544

Oakland

New Jersey

$13,494

Waters Edge Healthcare & Rehab Center LLC

1476010

Trenton

New Jersey

$12,145

2020 Route 23 North Operating Co.

1487634

Wayne

New Jersey

$10,410

Winthrop South Nassau Catholic Health Services North Inc.

1475433

Bethpage

New York

$9,639

Menorah Home and Hospital for the Aged and Infirm

1488543

Brooklyn

New York

$1,082

Cabrini of Westchester

1486784

Dobbs Ferry

New York

$13,494

Long Island Jewish-Forest Hills Hospital

1478317

Forest Hills

New York

$13,494

Catholic Health System Inc.

1475264

Kenmore

New York

$11,567

Ambulnz Inc.

1473780

New York

New York

$0

Isabella Geriatric Center

1481982

New York

New York

$0

Dr. Roberta Bianco D.O.P.C

1475409

Smithtown

New York

$0

Practice Management of America Inc.

1479726

Smithtown

New York

$0

True North Urgent Care LLC

1473673

Staten Island

New York

$0

East Neck Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

1487489

West Babylon

New York

$15,422

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: 20-1975-NAT


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