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Cabezola’s complaint to the regulator, along with that of another worker in May, had “zero effect,” said Karla Schumann, head of the local Teamsters union representing UPS workers.

The news agency examined the regulatory response through OSHA data on complaints filed by workers and records of resulting inspections.

The workers’ regulatory complaints came from a cross-section of companies that included some of America’s best-known firms, including Tesla Inc and Tyson Foods Inc.As of mid-December, just 12 of the 106 facilities have been penalized in response to workers’ complaints.

State OSHA agencies are overseen by state governors and the federal agency and must, at a minimum, enforce federal workplace safety regulations.

The Cosmopolitan said they worked with Nevada OSHA to investigate COVID-19 complaints and have received no citations.

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