OSHA: Expands Citation Powers
A Time for Change
Not only is fashion of the 1990’s making a comeback, but also policies of the 90’s. The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revisited one of their enforcement policies that have not been updated since 1990. In an enforcement guidance memo published January 26th, 2023, OSHA grants the authority to cite “certain types of violations instance-by-instance for cases where the agency identifies “high-gravity” serious violations of OSHA standards to certain conditions where language of the rules support a citation for each instance of non-compliance.”
OSHA’s goal is to remind Regional Administrators and Area Office Directors to utilize every tool available at their disposal to help protect the “safety, health, and wellbeing” of employees. It is their hope that additional citations and penalties will help correct employers who continually and willfully violate OSHAs polices in the name of profits.
The enforcement guidance specifically takes aim at many of the Top 10 Most Cited Violations which OSHA continually combats year after year. For a more thorough look at the memo, you can view it HERE NOW!In the meantime, if you enjoyed his short read, you should follow us on our Facebook and LinkedIn to be the first to know when new content like this drops.
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