Three Bay Area employers were cited by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health for allegedly failing to provide sufficient health protections to their workers from the coronavirus infection.
Failure to Protect
Authorities cited the largest fine to the California Prison Industry Authority at its Vacaville site with a total amount of $24,500. It was given after reports that a worker was found to be seriously ill while another tested positive for the coronavirus. The authority was cited the serious violations, the Cal/OSHA said.
The second employer, San Leandro-based Integrated Pain Management Medical Group, was given a fine of $9,450 for two serious violations. The decision was made after one of the company’s employees was hospitalized, showing symptoms of the COVID-19 virus. Further investigation revealed they failed to provide an effective COVID-19 screening procedure for their employees.
The last employer, Roseville-based Erickson Framing CA LLC, was cited two separate fines, for $9,000 each, for not implemented mandatory face coverings or social distancing between its employees at their worksites in Vacaville and Fairfield, NBC Bay Area reported.
The Cal/OSHA is available for calls from employers and workers who have inquiries regarding workplace health and safety programs. The agency also accepts complaints about workplace safety and health hazards without revealing their identities.