Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.
|Underlying Misconduct:||Occupational Safety and Health Act|
|Matter Type:||DOJ Civil|
|Relevant Jurisdiction(s):||Washington, DC|
|Reporting Agencies:||Department of Labor|
|Resolution Form:||Settlement Agreement|
|Agreement Date:||June 3, 2016|
|Monitor Reference Term:||Consultant|
|Monitorship Term:||2 Years|
|Monitor Selection Process:||
Host Organization to submit credentials of third party consultants within 30 days to OSHA. OSHA has 15 days to review and approve/reject. If rejected, OSHA has 20 days to nominate 3 persons acceptable to it. If none are acceptable to Host Organization, parties to confer. Host Organization may replace at any time, with notice to OSHA, with another consultant acceptable to OSHA, subject to Agreement terms. If at any time it is found consultant is not effectively executing its responsibilities, OSHA to be notified and parties to confer.
|Time to Propose Monitors:||30 days|
|Time to Engage Monitor:||45 days|
|Time to First Report:||6 Mos.|
|Monitor Required Qualifications:||
None specified; however, context of Agreement would require expertise in safety and hazards consistent with OSHA requirements/violations.
|Summary of Monitor's Scope:||
Complete monitoring visits of Host Organization's facilities (as specified in Agreement). Conducts confidential interviews of non-managerial employees and conduct testing/audits. Monitors Host Organization's compliance with its "Interim and Final abatement measures" (as per Agreement).
|Summary of Monitor's Activities:||
On-site visits, audits, interviews. Reports deficiencies to management, with recommendations. Reports to OSHA as per Agreement schedule - not quarterly: 6 mos, 9 mos, 15 mos, and 21 mos.