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Continued Enforcement - OSHA

OSHA and its state counterparts have also continued to issue enforcement press releases not just for issued citations, but also for finalized settlement agreements. OSHA issued a total of 13 such releases in November. The tone of some of the recent news releases discussing settlement agreements is reminiscent of the press releases from the previous administration’s regulation by shaming campaign.

While a more cooperative attitude may be on the horizon, OSHA continues to strenuously enforce its standards.

OSHA and its state counterparts continue to actively pursue significant citations against employers. On November 17, 2017, OSHA issued a Citation and Notification of Penalty to Didion Milling, Inc. with a proposed penalty of more than $1.8 million. According to OSHA’s press release, “OSHA cited Didion’s Cambria facility with 14 willful – including eight willful per-instance egregious – and five serious citations, most involving fire and explosion hazards. The company has been placed in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program.”

© 2022 Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. All rights reserved.National Law Review, Volume VII, Number 338
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Robert Huston Beatty Jr, Dinsmore Shohl Law Natural Resources Litigation, lawyer
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Robert Huston Beatty, Jr. is a member of the Natural Resources Practice Group. Bob represents mine operators before federal and state administrative agencies, federal courts, and state courts. He also provides pre-enforcement consulting services, including comprehensive training for mine managers and safety professionals.

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J.D., West Virginia University College of Law (1993)
B.A., West Virginia University (magna cum laude, honors scholar, 1990)

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