House Eyes Penalty Upgrade For OSHA Violations

Law360, New York (March 16, 2010, 3:26 PM EDT) -- Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice and Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Tuesday expressed strong support for legislation that would ramp up civil and criminal penalties for employers who commit serious workplace safety violations.

In a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on workforce protections, OSHA and DOJ officials urged representatives to move forward with H.R. 2067, the Protecting America's Workers Act, which they say would provide a “much-needed” upgrade to bring civil and criminal penalties under the Occupational Safety and Health...
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