Citations for COVID-19 Related Violations

Posted below are Cal/OSHA inspections that resulted in citations with violations related to COVID-19 infection prevention.

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Date Issued Establishment Name NAICS Code/
Industry
Inspection Type Inspection Site (city) COVID-19 Violations Proposed Penalties related to COVID-19 Violations Description Copies of
citations by
inspection
number
Date of
Appeal
(if any)
10/06/2020 Pitman Family Farms 311615/Poultry Processing Complaint Sanger
Serious - 1
Total Violations - 1
$18,000.00

Employer was cited for not establishing or implementing physical distancing protocols and did not provide or require workers to wear cloth face coverings when near other workers.

1472020
10/06/2020 Amazon.com Services, LLC DBA Amazon DLA8 Delivery Station 493110/General Warehousing and Storage Complaint Hawthorne
General - 1
Regulatory - 1
Total Violations - 2
$935.00

Employer was cited for not documenting COVID-19 training provided to its workers.

1475234
10/06/2020 Amazon.com Services, LLC DBA Amazon Warehouse LGB3 493110/General Warehousing and Storage Complaint Eastvale
General - 1
Total Violations - 1
$560.00

Employer was cited for not providing effective training to workers on their COVID-19 procedures.

1473644
9/30/2020 Cotti Foods Corporation 722513/Limited-Service Restaurants Referral Anaheim
General - 1
Total Violations - 1
$475.00

Employer was cited for not implementing methods of procedures to correct unhealthy work conditions related to COVID-19, where workers prepared food in the cooking area or received orders at the front counters.

1485283
9/25/2020 CHA Health Systems, Inc. / CHA Hollywood Medical Center, L.P. 622110/General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Fatality-initiated Los Angeles
Regulatory - 1
General - 3
Serious - 3
Total Violations - 7
$57,120.00

Employer was cited for not having all of the requirements in their exposure control plan, or implement work practice controls, and did not provide effective training to workers or personal protective equipment when working near patients who were suspected of having COVID-19.

1473654
9/25/2020 Vie de France Yamazaki, Inc. 311812/Commercial Bakeries Referral Vernon
Regulatory - 4 Serious - 2
Total Violations - 6
$21,575.00

Employer was cited for not immediately reporting a serious illness to Cal/OSHA and for not properly recording illnesses or providing records to Cal/OSHA timely, and for not providing effective training to its employees on the hazards of COVID-19.

1483569
9/03/2020 Alfaro Farm Labor Contractor, Inc. 115115/Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders Referral Farmington
Serious - 1
Total Violations - 1
$2,475.00

Employer was cited for not evaluating and correcting unhealthy conditions or work practices relating to COVID-19 and for not providing enough shade for workers to adequately physically distance while taking breaks.

1485198
8/25/2020 Ruiz Farm Labor 111219/Other Vegetable (except Potato) and Melon Farming Complaint Dixon
Serious - 1
Total Violations - 1
$4,500.00

Employer was cited for not evaluating and correcting unhealthy conditions or work practices relating to COVID-19 and for not providing enough shade for workers to adequately physically distance while taking breaks.

1483044 9/2/2020
8/25/2020 Sierra-Cascade Nursery Inc. 111333/Strawberry Farming Complaint Macdoel
Serious - 1
Total Violations - 1
$4,050.00

Employer was cited for failing to ensure workers wore face coverings who were weeding strawberries in close proximity to one another.

1483172 9/8/2020
8/25/2020 Michel Labor Services, Inc. 115115/Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders Complaint Dixon
Serious - 1
Total Violations - 1
$5,850.00

Employer was cited for not evaluating and correcting unhealthy conditions or work practices relating to COVID-19 and for not providing enough shade for workers to adequately physically distance while taking breaks.

1483176 9/2/2020
8/25/2020 Planasa, LLC 111333/Strawberry Farming Complaint Macdoel
Serious - 1
Total Violations - 1
$5,400.00

Employer was cited for not evaluating and correcting unhealthy conditions or work practices relating to COVID-19 and for not providing enough shade for workers to adequately physically distance while taking breaks.

1483250 9/11/2020
8/25/2020 Duncan Family Farms 445230/Fruit and Vegetable Markets Complaint Tulelake
Serious - 1
Total Violations - 1
$5,060.00

Employer was cited for not evaluating and correcting unhealthy conditions or work practices relating to COVID-19 and for not providing enough shade for workers to adequately physically distance while taking breaks.

1483358 9/16/2020
8/25/2020 Serve Max Farm Labor Contractors 115115/Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders Complaint Yuba City
Serious - 1
Total Violations - 1
$5,400.00

Employer was cited for not evaluating and correcting unhealthy conditions or work practices relating to COVID-19 and for not providing enough shade for workers to adequately physically distance while taking breaks.

1482809 9/2/2020
8/27/2020 Uni-Kool Partners 115114/Postharvest Crop Activities (except Cotton Ginning) Complaint Salinas
Serious - 1
Total Violations - 1
$5,850.00

Employer was citied for not evaluating the worksite hazards related to individuals entering the workplace exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and for failing to establish procedures to screen workers to prevent spreading of COVID-19.

1478209 9/17/2020
8/28/2020 DL Poultry, Inc. 311615/Poultry Processing Complaint Monterey Park
Serious - 2
Total Violations - 2
$36,000.00

Employer was cited for not ensuring workers adequately physically distanced and did not provide physical barriers to separate workers and did not prevent harmful exposures to COVID-19 airborne particles or provide effective training to workers on the hazards and the methods to protect against COVID-19.

1477632 9/9/2020
8/28/2020 M & J Williams Inc. DBA Grocery Outlet Bargain Market 445110/Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Complaint Santa Clara
Serious - 1
Total Violations - 1
$2,025.00

Employer was cited for not protecting workers or preventing harmful exposure to COVID-19 at checkout registers through the use of physical barriers.

1482004 9/17/2020
8/28/2020 Olson Meat Company 311611/Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering Complaint Orland
Serious - 1
Total Violations - 1
$9,000.00

Employer was cited for not ensuring workers adequately physically distanced and did not provide physical barriers to separate workers and did not prevent harmful exposures to COVID-19 airborne particles.

1482761 9/9/2020
8/31/2020 Sutter Bay Medical Foundation DBA Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation 621111/Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) Complaint Berkeley
Serious - 1
Total Violations - 1
$6,750.00

Employer was cited for not ensuring workers used respiratory protection when transporting patients who were infected with COVID-19.

1475491 9/2/2020
9/08/2020 Overhill Farms, Inc. 311412/Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing Complaint Vernon
Serious - 5
Regulatory - 3
Total Violations - 8
$86,850.00

Employer was cited for improperly maintaining records related to COVID-19, effectively communicating with workers on the hazards of COVID-19, and for not ensuring workers were adequately physically distanced from others or effective trained on the hazards related to COVID-19.

1473510  
9/08/2020 Jobsource North America, Inc. 424420/Packaged Frozen Food Merchant Wholesalers Complaint Vernon
Serious - 1
Regulatory - 5
Total Violations - 6
$108,450.00

Employer was cited for improperly maintaining records related to COVID-19, effectively communicating with workers on the hazards of COVID-19, and for not ensuring workers were adequately physically distanced from others or effective trained on the hazards related to COVID-19.

1473542 9/24/2020
9/08/2020 Overhill Farms, Inc. 311412/Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing Complaint Vernon
Serious - 5
Regulatory - 3
Total Violations - 8
$105,000.00

Employer was cited for improperly maintaining records related to COVID-19, effectively communicating with workers on the hazards of COVID-19, and for not ensuring workers were adequately physically distanced from others or effective trained on the hazards related to COVID-19.

1476240  
9/08/2020 Jobsource North America, Inc. 561320/Temporary Help Services Complaint Vernon
Regulatory - 1
Serious - 5
Total Violations - 6
$103,950.00

Employer was cited for improperly maintaining records related to COVID-19, effectively communicating with workers on the hazards of COVID-19, and for not ensuring workers were adequately physically distanced from others or effective trained on the hazards related to COVID-19.

1484808 9/24/2020
9/08/2020 Overhill Farms, Inc. 311412/Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing Reporting Violation Vernon
Regulatory - 1
Total Violations - 1
$5,000.00

Employer was cited for not immediately reporting a COVID-19 related fatality to Cal/OSHA.

1486550  
9/18/2020 Sutter Bay Hospitals DBA CPMC Davies Campus 622110/General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Complaint San Francisco
General - 1
Serious - 2
Total Violations - 3
$15,000.00

Employer was cited for not ensuring workers used respiratory protection when transporting patients who were infected with COVID-19.

1472716  
9/18/2020 Santa Rosa Police Department 922120/Police Protection Complaint Santa Rosa
Serious - 3
Regulatory - 1
Total Violations - 4
$32,000.00

Employer was cited for not immediately reporting a COVID-19 related fatality to Cal/OSHA, and for not implementing its screening and referral procedures for persons exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, and for not implementing its procedures for COVID-19 exposure incidents.

1472724  
9/18/2020 Fletcher Cove Holdings, LLC. DBA The Ridge Post-Acute 623110/Nursing Care Facilities Complaint San Jose
General - 1
Serious - 3
Total Violations - 4
$15,400.00

Employer was cited for not implementing or training workers on its COVID-19 outbreak plan and infectious disease policy, and for not performing fit-testing on workers who were respiratory protection to protect against COVID-19.

1473260  
9/18/2020 Dragonfruit Holdings, LLC DBA Canyon Springs Post-Acute 623110/Nursing Care Facilities Complaint San Jose
Serious - 1
Total Violations - 1
$13,500.00

Employer was cited for not providing effective training to workers on their aerosol transmissible disease policy who have exposure to COVID-19 patients.

1473670  
9/18/2020 Santa Clara Valley Medical Center 623110/Nursing Care Facilities Complaint San Jose
Serious - 1
Total Violations - 1
$7,650.00

Employer was cited for not establishing procedures in its aerosol transmissible disease plan outbreak plan and infectious disease policy, and for not performing fit-testing on workers who were respiratory protection to protect against COVID-19.

1473686  
9/18/2020 Santa Clara Valley Medical Center 622110/General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Complaint San Jose
General - 2
Total Violations - 2
$2,060.00

Employer was cited for not establishing effective and specific control measures concerning COVID-19 droplet precautions or source controls, or effective procedures following an exposure incident.

1474041  
9/21/2020

Nadhi Inc. dba Gateway Care & Rehabilitation Center

623110/Nursing Care Facilities Complaint Hayward
Serious - 2
Total Violations - 2
$21,935.00

Employer was cited for not implementing or maintaining effective procedures to reduce risk of transmission to COVID-19 through medical evaluations or respirator fit testing, and did not provide effective training to workers on its aerosol transmissible diseases procedures.

1473172  
9/29/2020 Food 4 Less Holdings, Inc. DBA Food 4 Less Store #770 445110/Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Complaint Los Angeles
General - 2
Serious - 1
Total Violations - 3
$15,000.00

Employer was cited for failing to limit the number of customers in the store to allow for physical distancing, failing to effectively investigate multiple COVID-19 illnesses of employees, and failing to properly train and instruct employees on how the virus is spread, measures to avoid infection, and signs and symptoms of infection.

1482017  
9/24/2020 Ralphs Grocery Company DBA Ralphs Grocery Store #284 424410/General Line Grocery Merchant Wholesalers Accident-initiated Culver City
Repeat Regulatory - 1
Serious - 1
Total Violations - 2
$23,500.00

Employer was cited for not immediately reporting a COVID-19 related fatality to Cal/OSHA, and failing to properly train and instruct employees on how the virus is spread, measures to avoid infection, and signs and symptoms of infection.

1475903  
9/24/2020 Ralphs Grocery Company DBA Ralphs Grocery Store 445110/Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Complaint West Hollywood
General - 1
Serious - 2
Total Violations - 3
$21,185.00

Employer was cited for failing to limit the number of customers in the store to allow for physical distancing, a lack of physical barriers between employees and customers at registers, failing to effectively investigate multiple COVID-19 illnesses of employees, failing to properly train and instruct employees on how the virus is spread, measures to avoid infection, signs and symptoms of infection, and how to safely use cleaners and disinfectant.

1472450  
9/24/2020 Ralphs #222 445110/Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Referral Sherman Oaks
Repeat Regulatory - 1
Regulatory - 1
Serious - 1
Total Violations - 3
$23,700.00

Employer was cited for not immediately reporting a COVID-19 related fatality to Cal/OSHA, failing to record an employee's absence from work due to illness, and failing to limit the number of customers in the store or implement other controls to maintain physical distancing.

1476202  
9/24/2020 Ralphs Grocery Company DBA Ralphs #133 445110/Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores Complaint Studio City
Serious - 1
Total Violations - 1
$13,500.00

Employer was cited for failing to limit the number of customers in the store to allow for physical distancing and a lack of physical barriers between employees and customers.

1476044  

October 2020