- Don't back down from penalties.
- Put managers of companies constantly in trouble with OSHA behind bars, in prison.
- Publicize repeat offenders by putting them in a "doghouse" posted on OSHA's Web site.
OSHA can't back down, says Hayes. That's the key.
Settlement agreements and negotiations reduce willful penalties from $70,000 to an average of $23,000, serious violations from $7,000 to $650, and result in an average pay-out of $2,900 for repeat violations, according to a new book, "A Job To Die For."