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Employer Attorney Says OSHA’s SVEP Is ‘Unconstitutional’ Amid Tightening

April 19, 2023 at 5:40 PM
The head of workplace safety practice at the law firm Conn Maciel Carey called OSHA’s severe violator enforcement program (SVEP) “unconstitutional” during a recent panel on the agency’s recent moves to strengthen it, arguing that it imposes penalties on employers before they can seek judicial review of pending citations, in violation of their due-process rights. Speaking at an April 13 webinar on the Biden OSHA’s enforcement policies, Eric Conn, chair of the firm’s workplace safety practice group, said the program...

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