OSHA’s “Perp Walks” for the Week of November 14th

OSHA has long bemoaned that the Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSH Act”) does not allow OSHA to issue penalties sufficiently high enough to deter noncompliance. While reasonable minds can disagree about the sufficiency of the OSH Act’s penalty structure or whether most employers strive to provide safe and healthy workplaces out of fear of enforcement, few can question OSHA’s creative use of “alternative tools” to incentivize compliance. Foremost among those tools is OSHA’s power of the press.

Every week, OSHA identifies by name several employers that have been cited for occupational safety and health violations. Here’s the Perp Walks for the week of November 14th.

  • November 16 [Region 4 News Brief] – 2016 – 11/16/2016 – OSHA cites South Florida painting company after worker injured
  • November 15 [Region 5 News Release] – 2016 – 11/15/2016 – OSHA again finds Dollar General jeopardizing worker safety
  • November 15 [Region 8 News Release] – 2016 – 11/15/2016 – OSHA finds Boulder sporting goods manufacturer retaliated against worker who reported concerns about climbing, zip-line equipment safety
  • November 14 [Region 3 News Brief] – 2016 – 11/14/2016 – OSHA finds Ohio-based roofing company exposed employees to falls again, this time at a Pittsburgh work site