California Employers Penalized for Failure to Protect Workers from COVID-19

Cal/OSHA recently issued citations with proposed penalties ranging from $2,025 to $51,190 to 11 employers for failing to protect employees from COVID-19 exposure. The citations include one to a company for failure to comply with respiratory protection measures and another for failure to socially distance workers and install barriers. Inspections were opened after employees became seriously ill and complaints of workplace hazards were received.

Cal/OSHA provides employers with videos, checklists, and detailed guidelines on how to protect workers from COVID-19. Learn more about worker protection guidance and the Cal/OSHA citations in this news release from the California Department of Industrial Relations.