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Rise in Automatic Screen Press Violations

Rise in Automatic Screen Press Violations

Author: Parker Andrews/Wednesday, January 17, 2024/Categories: Industry News - Textile

(From Apparelist. Full article here.)

With the change in OSHA’s enforcement policies at the beginning of this year, there has been a resurgence in the number of inspections occurring at screen printing operations. These inspections have resulted in citations with high proposed penalties.

In essence, OSHA’s revisions to their enforcement policies are designed to allow each violation to be itemized with its own penalty and not what had been historically done, which was to group similar or the same violations together and issue a single penalty. Coupled with OSHA’s annual increase in penalties, the total fines being proposed started at $10,000 and some have ranged up to $35,000.

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