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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about OSHA Repeat, Willful and Egregious Violations

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 / 1:00 PM 2:00 PM

In 2016, OSHA sharpened its teeth considerably, when Congress ordered OSHA to increase its maximum civil penalty authority by 80%.  Now, OSHA violations characterized as Repeat or Willful carry penalties up to $126,000 each.  So what are Repeat and Willful violations?  And what are these “Egregious” violations OSHA has been using more and more often to generate multi-million dollar enforcement actions?

This webinar will explain the legal standard for Repeat, Willful and Egregious violations, the potential consequences for receiving them, and how OSHA’s enforcement policies have resulted in a significant increase in the frequency with which we see these aggravated characterizations. 

Participants in this webinar will learn the following:

  • The legal standards OSHA must meet to establish Repeat and Willful violations

  • Background and details about OSHA's Egregious / Per-Instance Enforcement Policy

  • Policy changes that have resulted in more Repeat and Egregious violations

  • Impacts of these aggravated characterizations, including qualifying into the Severe Violator Enforcement Program, facing criminal charges, etc.

  • What employers should do to avoid Repeat and Willful citations

 

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