From The Citation Files - OSHA


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  • A little background on me, I’m the vice president of products & IT at KPA, I’ve been a California Registered Environmental Assessor for the past 8 years, I have a degree in Environmental Toxicology from the University of California at Davis and I have 15 years of dealership experience. Prior to working for KPA I did environmental remediation work at air force bases across the country.
  • From The Citation Files - OSHA

    1. 1. From The Citation Files - OSHA Eric Schmitz KPA Vice President Product & Business Development September 20, 2013 303-228-8766 92,704 Inspections (Fiscal Year 2011)
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    7. 7. OSHA Criminal Referrals On the Rise Section 17(e) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSH Act”) provides for a Class B misdemeanor criminal penalty, including imprisonment up to six months and substantial monetary fines if an employer’s willful violation of any OSHA standard causes the death of an employee. Section 17(e) states: “Any employer who willfully violates any standard, rule, or order promulgated pursuant to Section 6 of this Act, or of any regulations proscribed pursuant to this Act, and that violation caused death to any employee, shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000 or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both.” Pursuant to the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, 18 USC § 3551 et seq., which standardized penalties and sentences for federal offenses, the criminal penalty for willful violations of the OSH Act causing loss of human life was amended to be punishable by fines up to $250,000 for individuals (18 U.S.C. Sec. 3574(b)(4)), and $500,000 for organizations (id. at Sec. 574(c)(4)).
    8. 8. Causes of Criminal Referrals Falsifying OSHA documents. Section 17(g) of the OSH Act provides for a criminal charge against anyone (not just employers) who ‘knowingly makes any false statement, representation, or certification in any application, record, report, plan, or other document filed or required to be maintained pursuant to this Act . . . .” Advance notice of an OSHA inspection. Section 17(f) of the OSH Act makes it a criminal act for “*a+ny person to give advance notice of any inspection to be conducted under this Act, without authority from the Secretary or his designees . . . .” Perjury during OSHA proceedings. 18 U.S.C. § 1001 provides felony penalties for false statements made in connection with any matter within the jurisdiction of the U.S. government, including any person who knowingly: (a) falsifies or conceals material facts; (b) makes materially false statements; or (c) presents any false document. Environmental Statutes. In addition to the criminal sanctions provided for under Section 17 of the OSH Act, employers with catastrophic events that also impact the environment could be subject to prosecution under: (a) the Clean Water Act; (b) the Clean Air Act; (c) the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); or (d) the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). State Criminal laws. The OSH Act does not preempt prosecution under state criminal laws, such as manslaughter or negligent homicide for work related deaths and injuries.
    9. 9. And Now For Some Citations… The following are actual OSHA automotive related citations that have occurred within the last year. Names of facilities have been omitted and actual fines may have been settled for lower than those shown on these documents.
    10. 10. Hazard Communication 2a – Written Program 2b – Chemical inventory 2c – Labeling 2d – MSDS 2e - Training
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    12. 12. Contact Us Becky Ross 303.228.8753 Eric Schmitz 303.228.8766