OSHA’s “Perp Walks” for the Week of December 5th.

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 December 5th.

  • December 08 [Region 5 News Release] – 2016 – 12/08/2016 – OSHA cites global commercial laundry equipment manufacturer after second worker suffers amputation injury in less than two months
  • December 08 [Region 5 News Release] – 2016 – 12/08/2016 – OSHA cites global food company after 2 workers suffer severe injuries at Melrose Park, Illinois, processing facility
  • December 08 [Region 6 News Brief] – 2016 – 12/08/2016 – OSHA emphasis program finds 22 violations at Texas feed manufacturer
  • December 06 [Region 5 News Brief] – 2016 – 12/06/2016 – OSHA finds workers exposed to machine, electrical hazards
  • December 05 [Region 6 News Brief] – 2016 – 12/05/2016 – OSHA finds flooring subcontractor workers exposed to dangerous falls at construction site; Dallas-area employer faces $87K in fines