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Dicember 18, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,646,228 In Coronavirus Violations

WASHINGTON, DC – Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Dec. 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations arising from 273 inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,646,228.

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

OSHA has already announced citations relating to 62 establishments, which can be found at dol.gov/newsroom. In addition to those establishments, the 23 establishments below have received coronavirus-related citations totaling $309,023 from OSHA relating to one or more of the above violations from Oct. 1 to Oct. 8, 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

Clearbrook

1483455

Arlington Heights

Illinois

$20,820

Community First Healthcare of Illinois Inc.

1477929

Chicago

Illinois

$13,494

Melrose Wakefield Healthcare Inc.

1478751

Melrose

Massachusetts

$13,494

Villa Crest Healthcare Center LLC

1488062

Manchester

New Hampshire

$20,820

Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center

1480762

Neptune

New Jersey

$15,422

Willowood Care Center of Brunswick Inc.

1478348

Brunswick

Ohio

$12,145

Crandall Medical Center

1476308

Sebring

Ohio

$12,145

Country Lane Gardens

1479898

Thornville

Ohio

$9,446

Cooper Hatchery Inc.

1480551

Van Wert

Ohio

$10,603

Life Care Centers of America Inc.

1478208

Westlake

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.

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Media Contact:

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

Release Number: 20-2295-NAT


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