The California Department of Industrial Relations announced Friday that it has cited 11 employers for failing to protect employees from COVID-19 exposure during industry inspections stating that workers have an increased risk of exposure.
Employers were cited for various violations, including some classified as serious, with proposed penalties ranging from $ 2025 to $ 51,190, according to Cal / OSHA.
Most of the citations are to not protect workers from exposure to COVID-19 because the company "has not taken steps to update its occupational safety plans to properly address virus-related hazards," Cal / OHSA said. 
Cal / OSHA provided some immediate details in a statement on several quotations: two food processing plants ̵
Five citations – all in agriculture – included violations of state rules for the prevention of heat diseases, according to diagrams describing the violations.
The inspections were initiated following a report of serious illness, complaints about dangers in the workplace and after proactive joint enforcement work, according to a statement.
The citations came after 8,000 compliance visits in July "to identify and correct issues on the ground, and collaborated with more than 400,000 companies as part of an ongoing outreach and training effort that has included email and conference calls with industry organizations. , employer groups, employers, labor and other stakeholders, says Cal / OSHA in the statement.
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