Tag Archives: Severe Violator Enforcement Program

Hammock: Don’t Forget OSHA’s Severe Violator Program

This timely reminder comes from Brad Hammock’s OSHA Law Blog: It has been several months since OSHA unveiled its Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP), which focuses OSHA’s enforcement resources on employers “who have demonstrated indifference to their OSH Act obligations by committing willful, repeated, or failure-to-abate violations.” This is the time for employers to ramp […]

June 18th: Today’s The Day For Severe Violators Policy

OSHA announced on June 18 that the effective date of its “severe violators” policy would be … June 18. From the trade release: WASHINGTON – OSHA announced today that the Severe Violators Enforcement Program directive is effective June 18th. The agency announced in April that it was implementing the program to focus on employers who […]

OSHA Increasing Penalties To Act As Deterrents

On April 22 OSHA released a memo describing how they will be changing their penalty assessments to increase them as a deterrent. In general it will be harder to qualify for reductions (e.g. the length of time for review of previous citations will be increased from 3 to 5 years) and easier to qualify for […]