OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP), which lists companies and organizations as employers who demonstrate indifference to OSHA regulations, has published criteria that will allow them to be removed from the list. This criteria was issued on August 16 and the employer on it may be considered for removal after the following:

  1. A period of three years from the date of the final disposition of the SVEP inspection citation items including: including to contest, settlement agreement, review commission final order, or court of appeals decision.
  2. All affirmed violations have been abated, all final penalties have been paid, the employer has abided by and completed all settlement provision, and has not received any additional serious citations related to the hazards identified in the SVEP inspection at the initial establishment or at any related establishments.

For more information regarding the SVEP, visit http://s.dol.gov/VD.

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