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OSHA Ups the Enforcement Ante on Employers

As you probably know, in the last two weeks OSHA has issued several high profile Memoranda relating to several enforcement agendas that will create substantial new liabilities for employers. The enclosed article discusses these new liabilities, including the Severe Violators Enforcement Program (SVEP), changes to the Agency’s penalty policies, changing the criteria for issuance of Repeat citations (increasing the potential timeframe for Repeat Citation from three years to five years) and highlighting increased enforcement of OSHA training requirements as it relates to non-English speaking employees. As you might suspect, none of these developments are favorable to employers and employers must become aware of these issues and take appropriate action.

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