Bloomberg Law
April 14, 2020, 4:49 PM

OSHA Will Focus Virus Inspections on ‘Imminent Danger’ Sites

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

Federal workplace safety and health inspectors will focus on sites such as hospitals and other health-care facilities where there is a high risk of coronavirus infection and specific complaints have been filed, OSHA said in its latest guidance.

“Fatalities and imminent danger exposures related to COVID-19 will be prioritized for inspections, with particular attention given to healthcare organizations and first responders,” the Occupational Safety and Health Administration memo said.

The instructions, released late Monday, were written for OSHA’s enforcement staff. But the memo—the latest in a series of coronavirus-related guidance from the agency—also provides a guide for employers and ...

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