February 7, 2023
Court Backs Rare Criminal Penalty In OSHA Fall Case, Boosting Enforcement
A federal appellate court is upholding a criminal conviction and a maximum penalty against an employer who failed to provide fall protection to an employee who fell to his death, a rare use of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act's criminal enforcement authority, which the Obama administration sought to bolster. And while the unusual conviction may not set a broad precedent, as fall protection is OSHA's most cited standard, it buoys the enforcement tool which attorneys warned may be...
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