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“Improper use of respirators in a health care facility where an outbreak of coronavirus could lead to a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and potential death could have serious consequences for the health of employees,” Jacob Scott, OSHA area director in Naperville, Illinois, said in a release. “After more than a year of fighting this pandemic, employers need to ensure every precaution is taken to minimize workers’ risk of exposure.” (Credit: Vichie81/Adobe Stock) “Improper use of respirators in a health care facility where an outbreak of coronavirus could lead to a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and potential death could have serious consequences for the health of employees,” Jacob Scott, OSHA area director in Naperville, Illinois, said in a release. “After more than a year of fighting this pandemic, employers need to ensure every precaution is taken to minimize workers’ risk of exposure.” (Credit: Vichie81/Adobe Stock)

An Illinois rehabilitation center and Wisconsin trailer sales company were cited by The Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) for failing to protect workers from COVID-19 hazards.

The health care facility, Generations at Neighbors LLC of Byron, Illinois, was cited for not ensuring its coronavirus prevention plan included policies and procedures to minimize the risk of transmission to employees, according to the health and safety administration.

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