OSHA Fines 37 Employers for COVID-19 Safety Violations

October 7, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited 37 establishments for coronavirus violations totaling US$489,069 in fines since the pandemic started.

OSHA cited businesses in 11 states: Ohio, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Indiana, Connecticut, Louisiana, South Dakota, Colorado, Texas, and Georgia.

The violations include failures to implement actions that would protect workers from injuries and infectious diseases, including COVID-19, such as:

OSHA has more information about the individual citations at its Establishment Search website. It also offers resources on its COVID-19 webpage to help employers comply with these standards.