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OSHA has issued more than $3.9 million in COVID-19 related fines after conducting more than 300 workplace inspections since the beginning of the pandemic. The main citation was violation of the general duty clause. (Credit: ETAJOE/Shutterstock.com) OSHA has issued more than $3.9 million in COVID-19 related fines after conducting more than 300 workplace inspections since the beginning of the pandemic. The main citation were violations of the general duty clause. (Credit: ETAJOE/Shutterstock.com)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued stronger worker safety guidance on COVID-19 prevention and risk identification processes, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

The additional guidance, which updated recommendations and outlines existing safety and health standards, is not a standard or regulation, nor does it create new legal obligations, OSHA reported.

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