Monthly Archives: September 2010

OSHA Looking to Change Popular On-Site Consultation Program

OSHA has proposed to make significant changes to its On-site Consultation program.  This popular program, in OSHA’s own words, "provides well-trained professional safety and health personnel, at no cost and upon request of an employer, to conduct worksite visits to identify occupational hazards and provide advice on compliance with OSHA regulations and standards."  Consultation services are provided through cooperative agreements between … Continue Reading

Don’t Forget OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program!

It has been several months since OSHA unveiled its Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP), which focuses OSHA’s enforcement resources on employers "who have demonstrated indifference to their OSH Act obligations by committing willful, repeated, or failure-to-abate violations."  This is the time for employers to ramp up their safety and health efforts to ensure that they do not become a … Continue Reading

OSHA: No Holds Barred

In what is certainly one of the most active periods in OSHA’s history, the Agency is using every tool at its disposal to ensure that employers are in compliance with OSHA’s standards and rules.  OSHA is pushing forward with new rules, enforcement initiatives, interpretive letters, media initiatives, and so forth, at an unprecedented pace. A review of OSHA’s website … Continue Reading