Since the pandemic began through Dec. 17, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has issued $ 3.7 million in penalties from quotes stemming from 278 workplace inspections accused of various violations, according to a statement on Wednesday. 
In its most recent statement, OSHA fined five of the most recent citations with fines ranging from $ 1,928 to $ 13,494. Three of the companies cited are nursing homes.
The COVID-19-related OSHA citations stem from a number of violations, including failures to implement a written respiratory protection program; failure to provide a medical evaluation, testing of the respirator and training in the proper use of respiratory protection and personal protective equipment; failure to report an injury, illness or death, including failure to register such on archive forms; and failure to comply with the 1
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