$2,025,431 Announced Against Businesses In OSHA COVID-19 Penalties Due To Non-Compliance
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), continues to inspect businesses and employers looking for violations relating to COVID-19. As of October 22, 2020, OSHA fines have totaled $2,025,431 and continue to rise.
Here's a list of Violations that businesses and employers have received to date for FAILURE TO:
- COMPLY With OSHA'S General Duty Clause
- IMPLEMENT A Written Respiratory Protection Program
- REPORT An Injury, Illness or Fatality
- RECORD An Injury or Illness on OSHA'S Recordkeeping Forms
- TRAIN Employees on the Proper Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Respirators and Provide Appropriate Medical Evaluations
As an Employer, you are required to keep your employees safe in the work place and implement procedures to “reduce the spread of the virus.” Going forward, make sure that your business knows, understands and follows all federal, state and local laws pertaining to COVID-19 and other Employment Laws that affect the workplace.
This article is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The laws regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic are constantly changing, that's why you should develop a relationship with an experienced Labor & Employment Law Attorney, to ensure you have a trusted advisor to help you navigate your business through these unprecedented times.
Williams & Associates Law Firm, PLLC counsels employers on all aspects of the employment relationship. Contact our office at (248) 436-2667 if you have questions on anything outlined in this article or any employment law, business or workplace related matter.