Wednesday, April 1, 2015

OSHA’s Newest Inspection Strategies – Will They Back-fire?

As is the case with most other government agencies, people like to complain about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Employers grumble about new or revised OSHA standards that are not clear and concise, “sneaky” inspectors, and undeserved citations. Workers sometimes gripe about having to follow strict safety procedures required by OSHA that they feel slows them down or makes their jobs more difficult. And safety professionals often protest when OSHA “changes the rules” by issuing a directive or letter of interpretation that seems to change (or greatly expand) their previous position on a topic.
 
But lately what I hear complaints about most often are OSHA’s efforts to implement new and unconventional approaches to getting into the door of businesses and organizations to inspect . . .
 
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