By Adam R. Young, Brent I. ClarkBenjamin D. BriggsDaniel R. BirnbaumMark A. LiesPatrick D. Joyce, James L. Curtis, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: In an effort to significantly increase the number of citations and penalties it may issue during an inspection, OSHA has updated its enforcement procedures for

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By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen

In the two years since the start of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP), CPL 02-00-149 (June 18, 2010), the list of severe violators has grown considerably. The SVEP Directive defines severe violators as those “employers who have demonstrated indifference to their OSH Act obligations by

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