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OSHA adds 25 employers to Severe Violators list, 163 employers named in total

Tucked away on federal OSHA’s website is a list of 163 employers with the dishonorable label “severe violator.” The designation comes from an enforcement program launched in April 2010 to identify “recalcitrant employers who endanger workers by demonstrating indifference to their responsibilities under the law.” The label is not easy to get. In any given…

As debt-ceiling negotiations continue and members of both parties express a desire for “leaner” government, James Kwak at The Atlantic offers an important reminder: Measuring the size of the US government by how much money it spends can be misleading. Social Security and Medicare, both of which are extremely popular, account for a huge chunk…

OSHA defines a “severe violator,” but would your bad actor make the cut??

Late last month, OSHA chief David Michaels announced the Severe Violator Enforcement Program, (SVEP) a new iniative targeted at “recalcitrant employers who endanger workers by demonstrating indifference to their responsibilities under the law.” OSHA says once these bad actor employers are identified, it will conduct inspections at other worksites controlled by the same employer where…