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 "severe violator" in OSHA’s view.  Here is a powerpoint presentation that recaps OSHA’s SVEP and provides some key advice to avoid being in the program.  It also provides a breakdown of OSHA’s initiative to increase civil penalties administratively.  With a particularly active OSHA enforcement program, employers must continually focus on their safety and health programs to ensure they are fully compliant with OSHA standards.