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Posts Tagged ‘Enforcement’

OSHA Fines Auto Parts and Used Car Dealer $49,000 for Safety and Health Violations: Conclusion

May 18, 2011

Yesterday’s post discussed training violations OSHA issued to a parts and used car dealership in Illinois. Physical hazards were also a large part of the 14 safety and 6 health violations facing the company. Here is the list of physical hazard citations from Bill Smith ...

Posted in: Citations, OSHA Tags: Citations, Department of Labor, Enforcement, OSHA, OSHA inspection Read More

ICE Crackdown on Employers of Illegal Immigrants

March 11, 2011 by Kathryn Carlson

The office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement , a unit of the Department of Homeland Security, announced a new audit office, the Employment Compliance Inspection Center . The center will be staffed with specialists who will reveiw I-9 employee files collected durin...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates Tags: Enforcement, HR best practice, HR compliance, I-9, illegal immigrants, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Read More

Always Confirm Employment Eligibility With E-Verify

February 03, 2011 by Kathryn Carlson

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)  is cracking down on employers who hire illegal aliens Make sure that you complete an I-9 form within three days of hire and take the extra step of confirming eligibility to work in the United States but using E- Verify. Not all empl...

Posted in: HR: Industry Updates, Tip of the Month Tags: compliance tip of the month, Department of Labor, Enforcement, HR best practice, HR compliance, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Read More

OMB Watch reports drastic increase in OSHA citations for 2010

December 28, 2010

A new study by OMB Watch finds that the Obama administration has noticeably increased enforcement of workplace safety laws, and supporting data also showed that the administration was making consumer health and environmental regulations enforcement tougher. In 2009, the O...

Posted in: Citations, Environment: Industry Updates, EPA, OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: EHS trends, Enforcement, EPA, OMB Watch, OSHA, penalties Read More

I2P2 Top Priority on OSHA’s Fall Regulatory Agenda

December 21, 2010

Among the other regulatory updates in OSHA’s semi-annual agenda that was released on December 20th in the Federal Register , the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) was said to be at the top of OSHA Administrator Dr. David Michael's priority list. We have been hear...

Posted in: OSHA, Prevention Plans, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: Enforcement, hazard communication, I2P2, OSHA, workplace injuries Read More

National Emphasis Program on Recordkeeping (NEP) targets manufacturing, larger worksites, and facilities with high injury rates

December 08, 2010

On September 28, 2010, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a revised directive to its federal pilot National Emphasis Program (NEP). The instruction to NEP to inspect the accuracy of the Occupational Injury and Illness recording and repo...

Posted in: Citations, OSHA, Prevention Plans Tags: Enforcement, Investigation, NEP, OSHA, Recordkeeping, workplace injuries Read More

EPA intends to employ vigorous and targeted civil and criminal enforcement

November 24, 2010

In order to provide effective and consistent enforcement of federal laws nationwide, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is stepping up its civil and criminal enforcement by targeting the most serious hazards that relate to air, water, and chemicals. The EPA summarized ...

Posted in: Environment: Industry Updates, EPA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: Enforcement, EPA, EPA Strategic Plan, transparency Read More

Key Lock/Out Programs - Common sense and regulatory requirements aligned

October 14, 2010

A Key Lockout Program should be in place at every heavy truck shop. The danger of a truck starting up when a technician is working in the engine compartment or under the vehicle should be obvious - but if you need an added incentive to get your program up to speed, KPA engi...

Posted in: OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: Enforcement, Health and Safety, Key Lock/Out Programs, lockout program, Lockout/tagout, LOTO, OSHA Read More

Yet another discrimation lawsuit and settlement in the transportation industry

July 06, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson

Because KPA offers HR compliance consulting and HR software we monitor all of the lawsuits and settlements brought by the EEOC. Frankly it is rather depressing to me (as an HR professional and as a person)  that 45 years after the EEOC was established there are still so man...

Posted in: DOL, HR: Industry Updates Tags: employment discrimination, employment lawsuit, Enforcement, HR compliance, Investigation Read More

BP has a dismal safety record, do you?

June 04, 2010

760 violations at BP versus 1 at Exxon! ABC News published an article recently about BP’s dismal safety record , citing that OSHA statistics show BP ran up 760 "egregious, willful" safety violations, while Sunoco and Conoco-Phillips each had eight, Citgo had two and Exxon...

Posted in: Citations, EPA, OSHA, Prevention Plans, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: Citations, Enforcement, OSHA, SPCC Read More