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OSHA Cites 62 Employers for Violating COVID-19 Safety Standards

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  • 12 October 2020
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The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports it has cited 62 covered employers for violating COVID-19-related safety standards, with potential penalties totaling $913,133. Nearly all of the cited employers are health care organizations.

Violations include failure to:

Work-related cases of COVID-19 are recordable if all of the following apply:

  1. It is a confirmed case of COVID-19 per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention definitions.
  2. The case is work-related per 29 CFR 1904.5, determination of work-relatedness.
  3. The case involves one or more of the general recording criteria in 29 CFR 1904.7, (e.g., medical treatment beyond first aid, days away from work).

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