Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited 37 units for violations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in proposed sanctions totaling $ 484,069, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Friday.
Most of the fines are health care organizations, where OSHA inspectors found that they did not have a written respiratory protection program. failed to provide a medical evaluation, respiratory certificate, training on the proper use of respiratory protection and personal protective equipment; failed to report injuries or deaths; or failed to keep workers safe in the pandemic by violating the general customs clause.
Of the units cited, 24 are in New York or New Jersey ̵
The Department of Veterans Affairs was cited three times but did not receive a fine.
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