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COVID-19 OSHA citations are on the rise during the pandemic with new violations being listed every week.

These weekly announcements offer insight into how OSHA is enforcing compliance with coronavirus-related workplace health and safety guidelines.

To date, some of the most common COVID-19 OSHA citations that employers have faced include failures to:

  • Evaluate the work environment to determine whether COVID-19 hazards are present or likely to be present.
  • Determine what types of PPE—such as a respirator—are required to protect against workplace hazards.
  • Provide all necessary PPE to staff, ensuring that the equipment is the correct type and size.
  • Train staff on safe usage of PPE and any organizational adjustments that might have rendered previous training outdated.A list of financial protection resources for small businesses during COVID-19  | Zoho Commerce
  • Store PPE in a way that protects against potential damages or contamination risks.
  • Conduct proper fit-tests for employees that must use tight-fitting respirators.
  • Report any employee fatalities that occurred within 30 days of a work-related incident to OSHA, within eight hours of receiving such information.
  • Maintain required records of all work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities.

Employers are responsible for providing a healthy and safe work environment for staff and to have a clear understanding of the COVID-19 OSHA rules and citations that are being handed down.   For more information and assistance go to

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