In this article, attorney Marc K. Shaye explores the legal issues that occur when a supervisor is alleged to have committed a violation of a safety standard and whether knowledge can then be imputed to the employer.
OSHA has now entered the 90-day countdown period to receive comments on its proposed 755-page rule on exposure to respirable crystalline silica in general industry, construction, and shipyards.
A coalition of construction trade groups has already let it be known that they are opposed.
One of OSHA’s key enforcement initiatives is the Severe Violators Enforcement Program, which the agency says identifies employers who are indifferent to workplace health and safety and subjects them to enhanced settlements and follow-up inspections.
But how effective is this program, really?