Unions Want Legislation Beyond New OSHA Program

Law360, New York (April 23, 2010, 4:56 PM EDT) -- Health and safety directors at the AFL-CIO and United Steelworkers say they are pleased that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration had unveiled its Severe Violator Enforcement Program and announced it would raise penalties, but they still want to see legislation passed to give OSHA more teeth.

OSHA said Thursday that the SVEP, which replaces the Enhanced Enforcement Program, would take effect within 45 days.

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said back in 2008 that the SVEP would be created, and in April, a 27-page...
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