After two years of uncertainty, employers were finally given some guidance on how to be removed from OSHA's Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP). Employers on the SVEP can expect enhanced follow-up inspections, nationwide inspections of related workplaces, and increased publicity of OSHA enforcement, both within the company and externally. So it comes as no surprise that Companies want to know how to get off the list!
An employer that finds itself on the SVEP can be removed after three years from the date of final disposition of the SVEP-qualifying criteria after meeting several requirements set forth in the OSHA guidance.
If you'd like to learn more about the SVEP and the requirements for getting off the list (or read some practical tips on how to stay off the list in the first place) check out my article Getting Off OSHA's "Black List".