Category: Enforcement and Inspection

As today’s workplace becomes more complex, regulation of that workplace increases. In this section, you’ll find the practical advice you need to understand exactly what OSHA, other federal agencies, and their state counterparts, require of you, and to comply in the ways that best satisfy both your and their needs. Look also for important court decisions, advice on how to handle enforcement actions, and news of upcoming changes in workplace health and safety law.

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OSHA Delays Enforcement of Silica Standard in Construction

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced a delay in enforcement of the crystalline silica standard that applies to the construction industry to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers.

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Stormwater Violations—The True Cost of Noncompliance

You may have figured in certain environmental fines as part of the cost of doing business. However, the fine, no matter how huge, is often just one part of the true cost of running afoul of environmental regulations. As an environment, health, and safety (EHS) manager, you are going to have to explain high costs. […]

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Multiple Fatality Cases Settled with Goodyear

The deaths of four employees over a one-year period at a Danville manufacturing plant have resulted in a substantial settlement and fines for one of the most well-known tire makers in the world. Keep reading to find out what makes this settlement deal so unique.

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Tragic Fatality Leads to Big Fines in Alaska

The Alaska OSHA program has come down hard on an Anchorage contractor for a tragic incident that didn’t have to happen. Find out what lengths this employer went to in order to avoid its legal duty to provide a safe and healthful workplace.

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