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Cal/OSHA Cites Health Care Facilities for COVID-19 Violations

The facilities failed to comply with a standard that mandates proper respiratory protection for employees exposed to airborne diseases like coronavirus.

Cal/OSHA cited six employers in the health care sector on September 22 for failing to protect their employees from coronavirus.

The employers, which include places such as Gateway Care & Rehabilitation Center and Sutter Bay Hospitals Davies Campus, received citations ranging from $2,060 to $32,000. They specifically violated the Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) standard that was adopted in 2009, which mandates proper respiratory protection in the case of exposure to airborne diseases.

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