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Employers who expose their workers to serious safety and health hazards and who continue to defy worker safety and health regulations will be subject to an enhanced Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) enforcement policy.
OSHA’s Enhanced Enforcement Policy will focus on those employers who have received “high-gravity” citations, issued when an employer’s violations are considered to be at the highest level of severity. The policy targets five areas: follow-up inspections; programmed inspections; public awareness; settlements; and federal court enforcement.
The initiative affects establishments that have received OSHA citations with the highest severity of willful violations; multiple serious violations at the highest level of severity; repeat violations at the originating establishment; failure-to-abate notices; and a serious or willful violation associated with a fatality. See www.osha.gov.