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OSHA Elevates Priority for Whistleblower Enforcement Under 21 Federal Statutes

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced last week a “major restructuring” of its Office of the Whistleblower Protection Program that reflects an increased priority for federal whistleblower protections.

The program will now report directly to the agency’s Office of the Assistant Secretary instead of to its Directorate of Enforcement Programs, according to OSHA’s press release.

So what’s the big … Continue Reading

Serious and Willful OSHA Violations: What’s the Difference?

It’s never good news when the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cites your business for violations. But there’s bad news, and really bad news, and a recent case in South Florida illustrates the difference.

On February 8, 2012, OSHA announced that it cited Hialeah-based Bennett Electrical Services Co. Inc. for three safety violations after an … Continue Reading

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