November 24, 2020

New Database: Violation Tracker (Fed. Environmental, Health and Safety Penalties by Company)

A new searchable resource from Corporate Research Project/Good Jobs First.

From the CRP “Dirt Diggers” Blog Post by Phil Mattera, Research Director and the Director of the Corporate Research Project:

Violation Tracker, the first national database on corporate crime, has arrived.

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Violation Tracker, a database that in its initial form covers all environmental, health and safety cases with penalties of $5,000 or more brought since the beginning of 2010 by 13 federal regulatory agencies, including those they referred to the Justice Department. Additional violation categories (bribery, price-fixing, financial offenses, wage & hour infractions, etc.) will be added in the future.

Violation Tracker uses the same parent-subsidiary matching system my colleagues and I at Good Jobs First created for our Subsidy Tracker database. In Violation Tracker the companies named in the individual violations are linked to more than 1,600 parent companies. The site has summary pages for each of the parents (along with the individual entries) as well as overviews by industry, agency and parent headquarters location.

Read the Complete Blog Post (Includes Some Findings From the Database)

Direct to Violation Tracker Database

See Also: Subsidy Tracker (Another Corporate Research Project Database)

Subsidy Tracker 3.0 is the first national search engine for economic development subsidies and other forms of government financial assistance to business.

See Also: Dirt Diggers Guide to Strategic Corporate Research (via CRP)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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