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Michigan fines 12 construction-related businesses for COVID-19 violations

September 24, 2020

The citations that MIOSHA issued included:

  • Failure to maintain social distancing when possible.
  • Failure to require face coverings when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Not having a COVID-19 preparedness and response plan.
  • Failure to designate a COVID-19 workplace supervisor.
  • Not training employees on COVID-19.
  • Failure to maintain/retain records of daily health screenings.

General duty clause violations, which in Michigan carry a maximum penalty of $7,000, are typically used when there is not a safety standard specific to the condition being cited, and COVID-19 falls into that category in most states and at the federal OSHA level.

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