OSHA Prioritizes COVID-19 Inspections

By Robert G. Chadwick, Jr., Partner, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP.

On March 12, 2021, OSHA launched a National Emphasis Program for the inspections of companies that put the largest number of workers at serious risk of contracting COVID-19. Amongst the employers targeted by the National Emphasis Program are the following:

  • Hospitals
  • Health care providers
  • Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • Emergency responders
  • Correctional facilities
  • Meatpacking plants and poultry processing facilities
  • Grocery stores
  • Discount department stores
  • General warehousing & storage
  • Temporary help services
  • Restaurants
  • Workplaces with high numbers of COVID-19-related complaints or known COVID-19 cases
  • Workplaces in communities with increasing rates of COVID-19 transmission

Robert G. Chadwick, Jr. frequently speaks to non-profit organizations regarding occupational safety and health issues. To contact him for a speaking engagement, please e-mail him at rchadwick@realclearcounsel.com.

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