Bloomberg Law
April 28, 2020, 10:31 AM

OSHA Launches ‘Massive’ Health-Care Covid-19 Inspection Effort

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

Federal workplace safety inspectors are ramping up enforcement efforts at health-care facilities during the Covid-19 pandemic, data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration shows.

Deaths and multiple hospitalizations of health-care workers due to the coronavirus have prompted OSHA to begin at least 70 inspections from March 15 through April 23. OSHA opened another 15 health-care inspections based on worker complaints or other reports.

The inspections are in line with an OSHA directive April 13 that placed high priority on coronavirus-related inspections at medical facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes.

“What we’re seeing is a massive uptick in health-care ...

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