Most Common Dental OSHA Violations: Unmasking the Hazards

Maintaining a safe and compliant dental office is crucial for both the well-being of patients and the staff. However, despite the best intentions, dental offices can inadvertently violate the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) regulations. These violations not only jeopardize the safety of everyone involved but can also result in hefty fines. Let’s explore some of the most common dental OSHA violations and look at [...]

2023-09-01T13:27:10-04:00August 29th, 2023|

FY 2021 OSHA Fines and Violations Roundup for Healthcare

While the pandemic raged in FY 2021, enforcement efforts of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) fines and violations within healthcare totaled nearly $3.7 million. 2,786 Inspections Result in $3,684,769 OSHA Fines and Violations According to their website, OSHA conducted more than 2,786 inspections of healthcare-related businesses between Oct 1, 2020, and September 30, 2021. At least 14.6 percent of the [...]

2023-07-27T13:56:57-04:00February 1st, 2022|

OSHA COVID-19 Enforcement is Now Prioritized

The United States Department of Labor (DOL), the federal agency that enforces OSHA law, has issued new OSHA enforcement guidance. The guidance is intended to be time-limited to the current COVID-19 public health crisis. Under the new guidance, OSHA has prioritized elimination and control of workplace exposure to SARS-Co-V-2, the cause of COVID-19. More about OSHA COVID-19 enforcement is discussed below. Updated OSHA COVID-19 Enforcement Strategy [...]

2023-07-28T13:36:06-04:00April 23rd, 2021|

Coronavirus Violations Leads to Long Island Nursing Home OSHA Fines

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which sets and enforces standards for workplace safety, recently cited a Long Island, New York nursing and rehabilitation center, for alleged violations related to coronavirus guidelines. The citation contains a $15,422 fine. The citation and fines for the facility’s alleged coronavirus violations are discussed below. Coronavirus Violations: What Did the Healthcare Facility Fail to Do? In a November 20, 2020 [...]

2023-07-31T14:24:09-04:00November 30th, 2020|

OSHA Fines Three Healthcare Facilities for COVID-Related Safety Violations

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which sets and enforces standards for workplace safety, recently cited three Long Island, New York-based healthcare providers for safety violations. Each provider has been cited for a violation related to COVID-19 safety measures. The proposed fines total nearly $22,000. The OSHA fines are discussed below. OSHA Fines: What Did The Healthcare Facilities Fail to Do? In early November of 2020, [...]

2023-07-31T14:37:20-04:00November 10th, 2020|