December 31, 2020
CORRECTED: U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA Announces $3,849,222
In Coronavirus Violations
WASHINGTON, DC – Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Dec. 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations arising from 294 inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,849,222.
OSHA inspections have resulted in the agency citing employers for violations, including failures to:
- Implement a written respiratory protection program;
- Provide a medical evaluation, respirator fit test, training on the proper use of a respirator and personal protective equipment;
- Report an injury, illness or fatality;
- Record an injury or illness on OSHA recordkeeping forms; and
- Comply with the General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
OSHA has already announced citations relating to the coronavirus arising out of 278 inspections, which can be found at dol.gov/newsroom. In addition to those inspections, the sixteen inspections below have resulted in coronavirus-related citations totaling $152,101 from OSHA relating to one or more of the above violations from Dec. 18 to Dec. 24, 2020. OSHA provides more information about individual citations at its Establishment Search website, which it updates periodically.
|Establishment Name||Inspection #||City||State||Initial Penalty|
|MHM Health Professionals, Inc.||1480141||Buford||Georgia||$8,675|
|Honey Brook Medical Investors Limited Partnership||1480975||Honey Brook||Pennsylvania||$12,145|
|Brewster Ambulance Service||1481452||Weymouth||Massachusetts||$12,145|
|Corizon Health, Inc.||1481681||Philadelphia||Pennsylvania||$13,494|
|Brookwood Management Company, LLC||1481739||Westerville||Ohio||$13,494|
|Billings Partners, LLC||1482675||Billings||Montana||$1,928|
|Nogales Produce Inc.||1486026||Dallas||Texas||$10,410|
|Aveanna Healthcare, LLC||1488558||Houston||Texas||$9,639|
|Altman Specialty Plants, LLC.||1502001||Giddings||Texas||$1,928|
|Glen Haven Health and Rehabilitation, L.L.C.||1481181||Northport||Alabama||$12,145|
|Sacred Heart Health System||1482790||Pensacola||Florida||$0|
|NF River Chase, LLC||1489447||Quincy||Florida||$8,675|
|Alliance Community For Retirement Living||1491196||Deland||Florida||$12,145|
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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Editor's note: The attached version corrects the total number of inspections, and the number announced today.
Megan Sweeney, 202-693-4661, email@example.com
Release Number: 20-2342-NAT
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