Over One Hundred Businesses Cited and Fined by OSHA for Coronavirus Related Violations Since March

Many of the 112 citations have been given out in the month of October.

OSHA has cited 112 workplaces for coronavirus-related violations in the time between the start of the pandemic in March and October 15.

Establishments in states like Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey and New York have been given citations after OSHA inspections.

The penalties of those citations adds up to a total of $1,603,544. Employers were cited for offenses that include failure to implement written respiratory protection programs, report injuries or illnesses and provide medical evaluations.

Twenty-seven of the cited establishments were cited between October 9 and October 15, with their penalties adding up to $318,388.

More information on these OSHA workplaces citations can be found at dol.gov.

About the Author

Nikki Johnson-Bolden is an Associate Content Editor for Occupational Health & Safety.

Product Showcase

  • Green Gobbler Safety Shower Test Cart

    Green Gobbler Safety Shower Test Cart

    Weekly activation of safety showers is now a quick and dry process. Funnel extends to shower head to test the water spray pattern. Clear tube to verify clarity. Thermometer to test temperature and graduated sight glass to test volume. Accessories available to test pedestal eyewash and fold down out of wall eyewash stations. Test 15 showers (2 gallons in 6 seconds), empty cart in 1-2 minutes, repeat as needed. 3

  • Nextteq® Detector Tube and Pump System product line

    Nextteq® Detector Tube and Pump System product line

    The Nextteq® Detector Tube and Pump System product line from Nextteq® represents well over 500 unique applications utilizing over 300 different kinds of detector tubes as part of a complete sampling analysis system to detect and measure toxic and combustible gases or vapors and materials. Multiple industries are supported and backed by our in-house staff which incorporates a Certified Industrial Hygienist, a Board-Certified Toxicologist, and a Certified Safety Professional to assist you with your technical questions. 3

  • CarbonX® MaxAir

    CarbonX® MaxAir

    CarbonX® MaxAir is the newest addition to TexTech Industries’ CarbonX Aluminized Solutions product line. This innovative fabric combines the signature protective properties of CarbonX with maximum comfort and breathability. Its first-of-a-kind construction includes a non-woven felt as the non-flammable base fabric on which layers of hydrophobic and hydrophilic fibers are added to repel and pull moisture away from the body. 3