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Corrected: U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,301,932 in Coronavirus Violations

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Nov. 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations arising from 244 inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,301,932.

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 232 inspections, which can be found at dol.gov/newsroom. In addition to those inspections, the 12 inspections below have resulted in coronavirus-related citations totaling $153,480 from OSHA relating to one or more of the above violations from Nov. 13 to Nov. 19, 2020. OSHA provides more information about individual citations at its Establishment Search website, which it updates periodically.

Establishment Name

Inspection #

City

State

Initial Penalty

Connecticut Dental Groups P.C.

1479626

Willimantic

Connecticut

$3,932

Compass Group USA Inc.

1475883

Washington

District of Columbia

$26,218

Carroll Manor

1478843

Washington

District of Columbia

$15,422

Westbury Medical Care Home Inc.

1475995

Jackson

Georgia

$12,145

Arnold Walter Nursing Rehabilitation Center

1486407

Hazlet

New Jersey

$22,555

Somers Operating LLC

1479810

Somers

New York

$12,145

Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center

1483734

Beaver

Pennsylvania

$1,928

Care Pavilion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

1494631

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

$15,133

Aspen Dental Associates of NEPA PLLC

1475888

Scranton

Pennsylvania

$7,374

Ivy Hill Rehab LLC

1475891

Wyndmoor

Pennsylvania

$13,494

Poly-America L.P.

1479962

Grand Prairie

Texas

$11,567

Poly-America L.P.

1481522

Grand Prairie

Texas

$11,567

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.

More information on this US Department of Labor/OSHA update can be found the USDOL website.

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