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Government Seeks To Pursue OSHA Violations Using Enhanced Environmental Penalties

April 7, 2016

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a new hard-hitting enforcement initiative to crack down on violations of worker safety and environmental laws.  AGC members are urged to take note that the federal government seeks to investigate and enforce alleged safety violations in conjunction with environmental crimes, which carry much harsher fines and significant jail time. In its announcement, the Department stated its belief that environmental offenses often occur in conjunction with worker safety violations. Given the government’s coordinated response and potential ramifications for industry, AGC members may want to consider the benefits of pursing an integrated health, safety and environmental program.  For a more in-depth look at this initiative, please click here.

 

For more information, please contact AGC’s Leah Pilconis at pilconisl@agc.org (environmental matters) or AGC’s Kevin Cannon at cannonk@agc.org (safety and health matters). 

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