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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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Please contact Kevin Konkey at or 630-654-2550 for more information on Hygieneering's Respiratory Protection Program services, fit-testing, PPE and other OSHA compliance issues.


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