It was good to see that no healthcare facilities had the dubious distinction of making the newly updated OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) log .
According to OSHA CPL 02-00-149 , businesses make the SVEP list when an inspection finds one or more of four criteria below:
- Fatality/Catastrophe Criterion.
- Non-Fatality/Catastrophe Criterion Related to High-Emphasis Hazards.
- Non-Fatality/Catastrophe Criterion for Hazards Due to the Potential Release of a Highly Hazardous Chemical (Process Safety Management).
- Egregious Criterion.