State health and safety regulators fined Cedars Sinai $97,000 over seven violations. Most of the Cal/OSHA violations were related to health and safety protocols for COVID-19 prevention.
CedarsSinai failed to immediately report the serious illnesses of several workers who contracted COVID-19, including an EVS tech who was hospitalized, an EVS supervisor, a CNA, and a security officer who were all hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai and subsequently passed away.
Plus, OSHA found that the hospital failed to provide effective training to an environmental services worker on how to immediately access personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face shields, goggles, and N-95 respirators when PPE was required.
It’s time for Cedars to do better!