OSHA to zero in on repeat violators
To reduce on-the-job fatalities, the government is launching an enforcement program to target repeat safety offenders and increase penalties.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that beginning this summer it will focus its enforcement efforts on employers with previous violations, including those that fail to fix identified problems. It will also conduct follow-up investigations and inspect the other work sites of violators to find similar hazards.
OSHA has dubbed the move the “Severe Violator Enforcement Program.”