Tag: GDC

OSHA Increases Use of General Duty Clause: How to Avoid Enforcement and Costly Penalties Amid the Agency’s New Norm

General Duty Clause Citations OSHA’s General Duty Clause is the “gap filler” in enforcement actions that address recognized hazards where no specific OSHA standard exists. In 2014, more than 1,500 GDC violations were cited, with nearly $5 million in penalties. In this webinar, BLR Legal Editor Ana Ellington will discuss the broad application of the […]

Section 112(r) Violators On EPA’s Hit List

CAA Section 112(r) Violators on EPA’s Hit List Protecting communities from hazardous chemical releases is a priority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the requirements of the CAA Section 112(r) is at the center of many related violations. In announcements made in January and March, the EPA highlighted how several companies violated the GDC, […]