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June 6, 2023

OSHA Widens ‘Severe Violator’ Program, Spurring Fear Of ‘Exponential’ Growth

September 16, 2022 at 5:47 PM
Correction Appended OSHA has unveiled a new version of its “Severe Violator Enforcement Program” (SVEP) targeting employers that “willfully or repeatedly” violate safety standards or refuse to correct violations, broadening a key part of the program to cover all rules rather than only “high emphasis hazards” in a move employer attorneys say could expand its reach “exponentially.” The agency on Sept. 15 released new criteria for designating severe violators , with changes including a quicker path to exit the...

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