The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited more than 25 healthcare facilities for COVID-19 safety violations, totaling fines of at least $285,000. Since the pandemic began, OSHA has cited 37 establishments for related violations. Notably, healthcare facilities in New Jersey account for at least 14 of these violations. Citations were issued if employers failed to implement a written respiratory protection program; provide a medical evaluation, respirator fit test or training on the proper use of personal protective equipment; report an injury, illness or fatality; or comply with OSHA guidelines.

 

 

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