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Re: Supervisor Fined #151306 10/03/06 08:24 PM
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Dnkldorf Offline OP
I got an answer.


My staff tells me they get the reference from the following:

"Supervisors & Liability for Workplace Incidents:
The Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them"
presented by Gary Higbee

Make no mistake: OSHA and trial lawyers have put a bulls-eye squarely on the backs of safety supervisors and managers.
Veteran safety consultant Gary Higbee, one of America?s best known and most respected safety and health consultants, will apply his insight, perspective, knowledge and experience to explain what's going on and how to protect supervisors.

The numbers were not verified ? and upon consideration, more likely a liability lawsuit one the extreme violations were cited by OSHA, company fined and individual personally held accountable in a law suit.


John S. Ingram

Vice President

ESIS, Inc. Global Risk Control Services

So Don, it might be a fine levied against the safety supervisors, in a civil lawsuit against them?

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Re: Supervisor Fined #151307 10/04/06 10:29 AM
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resqcapt19 Offline
So Don, it might be a fine levied against the safety supervisors, in a civil lawsuit against them?
That would not be a fine...just a civil pentaly, and unless the misconduct of the supervisors was "wanton and willfull", the employeer would still have to pay.

Re: Supervisor Fined #151308 10/07/06 10:36 PM
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tajoch Offline
I've worked in several plants down here in Tx, and while the company might have some sort of program / training in place to fulfill the fed/osha statutes, when push comes to shove, the supervisors on the floor, don't care, they will alwayz try to get the machines up and running legally or not.

Re: Supervisor Fined #151309 12/13/06 11:05 AM
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Big Ed Offline
Federal OSHA may not be able to fine an individual, but the state entity can.

In fact, in Penn. POSHA has indeed fined the individual worker. I have spoken to a man who was indeed fined $500. His supervisor was fined $1000, and the company $14,000.

Re: Supervisor Fined #151310 12/13/06 02:52 PM
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feather Offline
in California, you not only can be fined, you also can go to jail.

Re: Supervisor Fined [Re: Dnkldorf] #162210 04/14/07 04:36 PM
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OSHA Professor Offline
OSHA does not fine people/employees directly! OSHA fines employers/companies!
Someone has some misinformation!
OSHA however can and has referred cases to the Justice Department for criminal prosecutions in particularly egregious cases. People, usually company owners have done prison time.

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