Safety

Court supports stiff fines for egregious OSHA violators

OSHA Healthcare Connection, April 27, 2010

A decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld OSHA’s “authority to penalize employers on a per-instance basis in willful or egregious cases,” reports the Environmental Resource Center, April 19.

Instead of issuing one violation per inspection, this tactic allows OSHA to issue separate violations and fines for each instance of non-compliance.

Click here to read more about this ruling and how it might affect compliance in your healthcare facility.
 

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