The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has fined four employers more than $ 150,000 for alleged failures to protect COVID-19 workers, the Oakland-based agency said Tuesday.
Cal / OSHA proposed $ 102,550 sanctions against Los Angeles-based clothing maker Los Angeles Apparel Inc. following reports of a COVID-19 outbreak in its factory, which the agency said included six workers who died from COVID-19 complications .
Cal / OSHA accused the company of "intentional" Failed to report the death and gave the clothing manufacturer six serious, one intentional, three regulatory and seven general violations, which included a failure to evaluate coronavirus risks, lack of physical distance or obstacles and deficiencies on employee training on COVID-1
The agency also cited the California Prison Industry Authority for $ 24,300 for deficiencies in its aerosol-borne diseases and respiratory protection per capita. ograms; Erickson Framing CA LLC for $ 18,000 for failing to apply facial covers and social distancing in two workplaces; and Integrated Pain Management Medical Group for $ 9,450 for respiratory deficiencies and failure to perform a COVID-19 screening procedure.
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