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8 Michigan businesses cited for COVID-19 safety violations, state says

Fire department, school district, Metro Detroit businesses among those accused of violations

Signs reminding people to wear face masks and practice social distancing. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Signs reminding people to wear face masks and practice social distancing. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

LANSING, Mich. – Eight Michigan businesses have been cited for COVID-19 safety violations, including a fire department, a public school district, Twin Peaks in Livonia and a Lapeer diner with 11 violations.

On-site inspections conducted by MIOSHA’s general industry and construction industry enforcement divisions determined eight employers allegedly committed violations. Deficiencies included a lack of health screenings, face coverings, employee training, cleaning measures and overall preparedness plans, according to the state.

Here are the businesses and the violations cited by the state:

Memphis Fire Department

Location: Memphis, Michigan

Fine: $2,000

Violations:

  • Not developing an infectious disease preparedness and response plan that helps guide protective actions against COVID-19.
  • Not providing COVID-19 training to employees.
  • Not conducting daily in-person or virtual health checks of employees before they entered the facility.
  • Not ensuring that employees wore a cloth face covering.

Reason for inspection: Employee complaint.

Click here to view the full citation document.

At Home Stores

Location: Roseville

Fine: $7,000

Violations:

  • Not developing an infectious disease preparedness and response plan that can guide protective actions against COVID-19.
  • Not conducting daily in-person or virtual health checks of employees before they entered the facility.

Reason for inspection: Employee complaint

Click here to view the full citation document.

Autozone

Location: Davison

Fine: $4,000

Violations:

  • Not developing an infectious disease preparedness and response plan.
  • Not requiring employees to wear cloth face coverings.
  • Not requiring employees to social distance.

Reason for inspection: Employee complaint

Click here to view the full citation document.

Daner’s Diner

Location: Lapeer

Fine: $1,900

Violations:

  • Not developing an infectious disease preparedness and response plan.
  • Not providing employee training on COVID-19.
  • Not increasing facility cleaning and disinfection to limit SARS-CoV-2 exposure.
  • Not establishing procedures for disinfecting the worksite if it is suspected or confirmed that an employee, visitor or customer has a known case of COVID-19.
  • Not conducting a daily self-screening protocol for employees.
  • Not designating a COVID-19 safety coordinator onsite.
  • Not posting signs advising employees to stay at home when they are sick.
  • Not posting signs advising employees of proper cough and sneeze etiquette and hand hygiene.
  • Not keeping everyone on the worksite premises at least six feet from one another through the use of ground markings, signs and physical barriers.
  • Not providing non-medical grade face coverings to employees working onsite.
  • Not requiring the use of face coverings for employees that work less than six feet from other individuals onsite.

Reason for inspection: Employee complaint

Click here to view the full citation document.

Kokomos Family Fun Center

Location: Saginaw

Fine: $2,000

Violations:

  • Not developing an infectious disease preparedness and response plan.
  • Not requiring employees to wear cloth face coverings.
  • Not requiring employees to social distance.
  • Not posting signs for non-English speakers that include advising employees to stay at home when sick and of proper cough and sneeze etiquette.

Reason for inspection: Employee complaint

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Painters Supply and Equipment Co.

Location: Canton Township

Fine: $3,500

Violations:

  • not requiring employees to wear cloth face coverings.
  • Not requiring employees to social distance.

Reason for inspection: Planned programmed inspection

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South Lake Public Schools

Location: Saint Clair Shores

Fine: $4,900

Violations:

  • Not developing an infectious disease preparedness and response plan that can guide protective actions against COVID-19.
  • Not providing COVID-19 training to employees.
  • Not conducting daily in-person or virtual health checks of employees before they entered the facility.
  • The employer was also fined $4,900 for not having a written hazard communication program developed, implemented and maintained.

Reason for inspection: Employee complaint

Click here to view the full citation document.

Twin Peaks

Location: Livonia

Fine: Undisclosed

Violations:

  • Cited for a violation of the COVID-19 workplace safety under the emergency rules requirement regarding a written preparedness and response plan.

Reason for inspection: Employee complaint

Click here to view the full citation document.


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