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OSHA settlement policy puts workers at risk, report claims

Washington – The “deterrent effect” of OSHA fines takes a hit when the agency reduces penalties in cases involving willful violations and worker deaths – and OSHA too often agrees to reduce fines in exchange for an employer’s promise to quickly abate hazards, according to a report released June 30 by the Center for Progressive Reform.
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OSHA's Top 10 most cited violations

OSHA's Top 10 most cited violations

Growing data and changing inspection strategies
Safety+Health presents OSHA’s most frequently cited violations for fiscal year 2015. Also: the annual “penalty box” detailing the year’s largest fines, and an exclusive interview with an official from OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement on the agency’s new reporting requirement and what a new weighted inspection system means for employers.
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