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OSHA SVEP – Are Press Releases a Good Thing? OSHA SVEP I read an article the other day that the number of facilities added to the severe violator enforcement (OSHA SVEP)program has doubled in the last year. With many come the press release as well that quickly gets syndicated in news outlets. I agree with going after companies that are blatant…..but I can't help to wonder how many comapnies get press releases that should not have. The problem I have is the proposed issues are released but not any settlement information which we all know can be greatly different then what was originally cited. So…severe violators program I think is good….but press releases I am not sure about.


OSHA Places Chicago Company in Severe Violator Enforcement Program (press release)

"Chicago, IL ( – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited specialty metal forgings


producer A. Finkl & Sons Co. with 26 safety violations at the company's Chicago facility, including ‌"A. Finkl & Sons Co. has demonstrated a blatant disregard for the safety of its employees. When employers fail in their responsibility to provide a safe workplace, OSHA will take all necessary action to protect workers on the job," said Nick Walters, OSHA's regional administrator in Chicago." ago-company-in-severe-violator-enforcement-program.html

As I have said in the past my real question comes from press releases that don't account for incorrect citations. It feels like guilty before being proven guilty to me‌ For more information see

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