February 2021 Enforcement

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,930,381 In Coronavirus Violations


Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Dec. 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations arising from 300 inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,930,381.

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 294 inspections, which can be found at dol.gov/newsroom. In addition to those inspections, the six inspections below have resulted in coronavirus-related citations totaling $81,159 from OSHA relating to one or more of the above violations from Dec. 25 to Dec. 31, 2020. OSHA provides more information about individual citations at its Establishment Search website, which it updates periodically.

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