Tag: violations


Monitoring Enforcement Activity

I sometimes receive questions related to the number of inspections various types of facilities receive and average penalties which are assessed for violations. EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) database is my favorite tool for collecting this type of data. It provides enforcement data for United States facilities regulated under the Clean Water Act […]


Are you controlling hazardous energy? Is your machine guarding effective?

We often hear complaints about “over-regulation” and the burdens placed on business by governmental rules.  Often the complaints are valid.  However, we don’t think that OSHA rule on controlling hazardous energy and machine guarding fall  into that category.  The consequences of getting that wrong are so high and so disastrous, we all need to be […]