On June 10, 2014, Epstein Becker Green’s national OSHA Practice Group presented a webinar regarding OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP). The SVEP is an OSHA enforcement program intended by OSHA to direct its enforcement resources at employers whom OSHA believes are “indifferent to their OSH Act obligations.”
The webinar covered:
- What the SVEP is;
- How and when employers “qualify” into it;
- What the consequences are for doing so;
- Interesting data and trends about the SVEP; and
- Tips to help employers avoid this fate.
This webinar was the second part in a five-part OSHA webinar series for employers facing the … Continue Reading
The national OSHA Practice Group at Epstein Becker Green co-authored an article in BioFuels Journal entitled “Railcar Fall Protection: What OSHA Requires from Ethanol Plant Operators.” Although the article principally addresses OSHA’s enforcement landscape related to work on top of railcars at ethanol plants, the analysis carries over to work on top of any rolling stock (e.g., tanker trucks, railcars, rigs, etc.) in any industry.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
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Addressing fall hazards is always among the OSHA’s top enforcement priorities. Indeed, OSHA’s fall protection standards continue to rank among the most frequently cited year after year. The
On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, in conjunction with the Grain Journal, Eric J. Conn, Head of the national OSHA Practice Group at Epstein Becker & Green, delivered a webinar focused on the OSHA enforcement landscape related to work on top of rolling stock (specifically railcars) at grain elevator facilities. The webinar, including a Q&A session, was recorded, and the Grain Journal has made the recording available online. The recording includes an audio broadcast with a video of the accompanying PowerPoint presentation.
Here is a link to the recording of the Railcar Fall Protection webinar and a link … Continue Reading