OSHA Lists Most Common COVID-19-Related Citations
OSHA has published an overview of its most common COVID-19-related citations – and a reminder of employer requirements.
According to a Nov. 6 agency press release, the General Duty Clause is among the standards most frequently cited during coronavirus-related inspections, while the others involve respiratory protection (1910.134), personal protective equipment (1910.132), and injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting (Subpart 1904).
In a separate one-page document, OSHA lists several requirements employers should remember, including:
Provide a medical evaluation before a worker is fit tested or uses a respirator.
Establish, implement and update a written respiratory protection program with required worksite-specific procedures.
Educate workers on how to safely use respirators and/or other PPE, and inform them of changes in the workplace that could make previous training obsolete.
Store respirators and other PPE properly, in a way that protects them from damage, contamination, and, where applicable, deformation of the facepiece and exhalation valve.
Keep records of work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses.
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