Michigan OSHA Fines Practice $400 for COVID-19 Violations

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The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) fined Michigan Dental Wellness Center of Grand Blanc $400 for violations of COVID-19 workplace safety requirements on March 17. Violations included:

  • Lack of a written COVID-19 preparedness and response plan
  • Failure to require face coverings when social distancing could not be maintained
  • Not practicing social distancing to the maximum extent possible at the worksite
  • Not implementing industry-specific administrative and engineering controls for dental offices
  • Not disinfecting high-touch surfaces

The inspection was initiated in response to an employee complaint. The practice was among 20 organizations including schools, restaurants, businesses, and other medical providers receiving COVID-19 citations in March, with fines ranging from $400 to $6,300. 

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