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

January 8, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – 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.

Establishment Name Inspection
City State Initial
Anna Rehabilitation and Nursing Center LLC 1476671 Anna Illinois $21,591
Geodis 1483526 Columbus Ohio $13,494
Scalabrini Villa Inc. 1488093 North Kingstown Rhode Island $9,446
Val Verde Regional Medical Center 1485015 Del Rio Texas $11,567
Luling Care Center 1487834 Luling Texas $11,567
The Lutheran Home Inc. 1484381 Wauwatosa Wisconsin $13,494

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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