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OSHA Citation Lessons COVID-19 – November 2020

Shared from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration DOL-OSHA-OOC-2020-108

Lessons Learned: Frequently Cited Standards Related to COVID-19 Inspections

In conducting COVID-19-related inspections, OSHA has frequently cited employers for violating certain standards. Employers can learn more about those frequently-cited standards and relevant resources in OSHA’s in-depth analysis of Common COVID-19 Citations. Employers must be vigilant to meet all OSHA requirements. The following are examples, to date, of requirements that employers have most frequently failed to follow:

  • Provide a medical evaluation before a worker is fit-tested or uses a respirator.
  • Perform an appropriate fit test for workers using tight-fitting respirators.
  • Assess the workplace to determine if COVID-19 hazards are present, or likely to be present, which will require the use of a respirator and/or other personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Establish, implement, and update a written respiratory protection program with required worksite-specific procedures.
  • Provide an appropriate respirator and/or other PPE to each employee when necessary to protect the health of the employees (ensuring the respirator and/or PPE used is the correct type and size).
  • Train workers to safely use respirators and/or other PPE in the workplace, and retrain workers about changes in the workplace that might make previous training obsolete.
  • Store respirators and other PPE properly in a way to protect them from damage, contamination, and, where applicable, deformation of the facepiece and exhalation valve.
  • For any fatality that occurs within 30 days of a work-related incident, report the fatality to OSHA within eight hours of finding out about it.
  • Keep required records of work-related fatalities, injuries, and illness.

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Welcome to 2020-2021 Officers

Welcome to our 2020-2021 Chapter Officers!We are excited about this near year and ready to grow the organization and help our members through their needs and recent challenges faced through COVID-19. Whether it be virtually right now, and hopefully in person in the near future, we are eager to serve our community and grow our organization.

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Keith Robinson, CSP, CHMM – President

Allie Meyerhoefer – Vice President

Jenny Wong – Secretary

Milana Le – Treasurer

Ashley Chojnacki, MS – Program Chair

Tara Troxel Amenson, Ph.D., M.P.H., CSP, CPSI, CXLT – Delegate

Allen Bragg – Delegate

Emily Milford, CSP– Newsletter

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