U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,697,121 In Coronavirus Violations

December 23, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Dec. 17, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations arising from 278 inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,697,121.

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 273 inspections, which can be found at dol.gov/newsroom. In addition to those inspections, the five inspections below have resulted in coronavirus-related citations totaling $50,893 from OSHA relating to one or more of the above violations from Dec. 11 to Dec. 17, 2020. OSHA provides more information about individual citations at its Establishment Search website, which it updates periodically.

Establishment Name Inspection
City State Initial
Diversicare of Riverchase LLC 1480137 Hoover Alabama $13,494
C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. 1497460 Westfield Massachusetts $1,928
Masonic Village at Burlington 1499773 Burlington New Jersey $13,494
Luling Nursing Operations LLC 1483627 Luling Texas $11,567
Texstar Enterprises LLC 1492116 Schertz Texas $10,410

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.

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