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OSHA Issues Virus-Related Safety Fines to Two Health-Care Firms

Sept. 14, 2020, 5:56 PM

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited two New Jersey health-care providers for exposing workers to respiratory hazards during the pandemic.

Hackensack Meridian Health Residential Care Inc. was issued $28,070 in fines for failing to protect employees from exposure to the coronavirus at its North Bergen facility. One of the citations is for a serious violation in which the company allegedly failed to provide respirator masks to resident-care employees in March 2020, when they were caring for residents who were exhibiting symptoms consistent with Covid-19.

CarePlus Bergen Inc., doing business as Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, was cited for ...