Articles on OSHA

OSHA increases civil penalties to adjust for inflation By Manesh K. Rath & Javaneh Nekoomaram Labor and Employment Law, February 2019 On January 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule in the Federal Register increasing civil penalties assessed or enforced by the DOL, including the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Top 10 OSHA citations By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, January 2019 The top 10 Occupational Safety and Health Administration violations for the 2018 fiscal year.
What is OSHA looking for? By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, February 2012 A list of the most commonly cited OSHA violations from fiscal year 2011.
Criminal prosecution under the Occupational Safety and Health Act By MIchael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, September 2009 Employers do not typically think about the possibility of criminal liability under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. However, Section 17(e) of the Act punishes any employer convicted of willfully violating any standard, rule, order or regulation prescribed pursuant to the Act, if that violation caused an employee’s death. 

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