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OSHA Coronavirus Violations Increase to $1.2M

October 20, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports it has cited 85 establishments for coronavirus violations totaling US$1,222,156 in fines since the pandemic started.

OSHA previously reported 62 organizations had been cited last month. Since October 1, the administration has fined an additional 23 establishments more than $300,000 in violations. The alleged abuses include failures to implement actions that would protect workers from injuries and infectious diseases, including COVID-19, such as:

For resources to help comply with OSHA’s regulations, visit the agency’s COVID-19 webpage.

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