5 Michigan businesses fined for COVID-19 safety violations -- Here’s what state says they did

State officials say businesses put workers at risk

A sign requiring face coverings at all times. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
A sign requiring face coverings at all times. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Five Michigan businesses have been fined for violating COVID-19 safety rules and putting workers at risk, state officials said.

Here are the five businesses, including how much they were fined and what the violations entailed.

Kroger Fuel Center

Location: Roseville

Fine amount: $6,300

Violations:

  • Not developing an infectious disease preparedness and response plan.
  • Not informing employees of their possible exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace.
  • Not developing and enforcing policies and procedures for employees to report when they are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID19.
  • Not conducting daily in-person or virtual health checks of workers as they report to work.
  • Not ensuring that employees wore a cloth face covering as a measure to contain the wearer’s respiratory droplets and help protect their co-workers.

Reason for inspection: Employee complaint

Click here to view the full citation document.

Integrity Business Solutions

Location: Grand Rapids

Fine amount: $3,500

Violations:

  • Not developing a preparedness and response plan.
  • The lack of training for employees.
  • Not conducting daily in-person or virtual health checks or have employees self-monitor.
  • No face coverings when employees were within six feet of each other.

Reason for inspection: Programmed inspection list

Click here to view the full citation document.

International Wholesale

Location: Allen Park

Fine amount: $3,500

Violations:

  • The lack of a preparedness and response plan.
  • Failing to conduct the daily health screening, including a questionnaire.

Reason for inspection: Employee complaint

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Marvin S. Taylor DDSPC -- Dr. Taylor’s Family Dental Center

Location: Waterford Township

Fine amount: $2,100

Violations:

  • Not using proper personal protective equipment, such as gowns or protective clothing and face shield while performing tasks likely to generate splashing or spattering of body fluids.
  • Not installing physical barriers at the reception area.
  • Not ensuring patients have donned their own face covering or providing a face mask if supplies are adequate.
  • Not screening all dental healthcare personnel for COVID-19 symptoms and taking their temperature.
  • Not developing an infectious disease preparedness and response plan.
  • Not providing COVID-19 training to employees.
  • Not posting visual alerts at the entrance and in strategic places to provide instructions about hand and respiratory hygiene and wearing a cloth face covering or face mask.
  • Not requiring respiratory protection.

Reason for inspection: Employee complaint

Click here to view the full citation document.

Andy’s Pizza

Location: Jackson

Fine amount: $1,000 -- Total penalties, including other workplace violations, were $3,000.

Violations:

  • Not developing an infectious disease preparedness and response plan.
  • Not training employees on COVID-19.
  • Not conducting daily in-person or virtual health checks.
  • Not requiring face coverings when social distancing could not be maintained.
  • Not posting signs at the store entrance

Reason for inspection: Employee complaint

Click here to view the full citation document.


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