JBS Fined Again for COVID Violations

Meat supplier JBS' Green Bay location was fined earlier in October, and a Texas location was included in OSHA's latest fines.

A Google Street view of JBS' meatpacking plant in Cactus, TX.
A Google Street view of JBS' meatpacking plant in Cactus, TX.
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WASHINGTON, DC — Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Oct. 22, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited 144 establishments for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $2,025,431.

OSHA inspections have resulted in the agency citing employers for violations, including failures to:

OSHA has already announced citations relating to COVID-19 to 112 establishments, which can be found at dol.gov/newsroom. In addition to those establishments, the 32 establishments below have received coronavirus-related citations totaling $421,887 from OSHA relating to one or more of the above violations from Oct. 16 to Oct. 22. OSHA provides more information about individual citations at its Establishment Search website, which it updates periodically.



A full list of what standards were cited for each establishment – and the inspection number – are available here. An OSHA standards database can be found here.

Resources are available on the agency's COVID-19 webpage to help employers comply with these standards.

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