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OSHA Will Step Up ‘Instance-By-Instance’ Citations To Boost Enforcement

January 30, 2023 at 6:13 PM
OSHA is instructing regional enforcement officers to avoid grouping together employers’ alleged health and safety violations and instead prioritize “instance-by-instance” citations that could lead to greatly increased overall penalties, loosening a long-standing policy that said such citations should only come in response to “clear bad faith” by an employer. “Smart, impactful enforcement means using all the tools available to us when an employer ‘doesn’t get it’ and will respond to only additional deterrence in the form of increased citations and...

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