ALJ Has Right to Refuse Settlements and to Consider the Deterrent Effect Of Civil Penalties
Created: Tuesday, 30 October 2012 17:16
Published: Tuesday, 30 October 2012 17:16
By Ellen Smith
The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission ruled that its administrative law judges are permitted to consider the deterrent effect of a proposed penalty when deciding whether or not to approve a settlement, and an ALJ did not abuse her authority when requesting that the Solicitor’s Office turn over additional information before the settlement was approved.
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Over The Top Comments Undercut Actor’s Safety Message
Created: Friday, 28 September 2012 12:55
Published: Friday, 28 September 2012 12:55
By James Sharpe
Last month, we summarized controversial views the star of the “Dirty Jobs” television show has made about workplace safety. The heart of Mike Rowe’s heresy is that corporate pronouncements stating safety trumps all else, as in the “Safety First!” slogan, are dishonest. In addition, complacency arises when safety professionals claim worker safety is their responsibility. That, in turn, brings on accidents. Rowe contends that safety is the worker’s sole responsibility.
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