Utah Enforcement laws & safety compliance analysis

Utah Enforcement : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Utah is a "state plan" state; that is, it has its own workplace safety plan approved by federal OSHA. Penalties for violations of standards are substantially similar to federal penalties, with additional minimum penalties for violations deemed serious and willful violations.

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Administration and enforcement. UOSH has full authority to administer and enforce the state's regulations and to conduct workplace inspections. UDOT administers and enforces the hazardous materials motor carrier regulations.

Requirements

TABLE 1: VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY LAWS

TABLE 2: VIOLATIONS OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION LAWS

DISCUSSION

TABLE 1: VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY LAWS
Prohibited Act Penalty
OSHA: Serious violation of workplace safety rules Civil:UCA 34A-6-307:Minimum $250 penalty
OSHA: Willful violation of workplace safety rules Civil:UCA 34A-6-307:Minimum $5,000 penalty
OSHA: Violation causes death of an employee, gives advance notice of inspection, or willfully gives false statement or documentation Criminal:UCA 34A-6-307:A Class A misdemeanor
TABLE 2: VIOLATIONS OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION LAWS
Prohibited Act Penalty
Hazardous materials motor carriers: Violations of the Motor Carrier Safety Act Administrative:UCA 72-9-303:Suspension, revocation, or refusal of registration
Hazardous materials motor carriers: Violation of the state Constitution, the Motor Carrier Safety Act, or UDOT rules Civil:UCA 72-9-703:Up to $2,000 per day, per violation
Hazardous materials motor carriers: Violation of the Motor Carrier Safety Act, or aiding or abetting another person in a violation of the Motor Carrier Safety Act Criminal:UCA 72-9-701:A Class B misdemeanor; a Class A misdemeanor for second or subsequent violations
DISCUSSION

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