OSHA is now using a new Weighting System to gauge enforcement activity that will incentivize Area Offices to conduct more intensive investigations. Before, an Area Office might have been reluctant to undertake intensive, complex inspections because it would not have received enough “credit” within the agency and have been penalized for being ineffective. Now, Area Offices are rewarded for more complex inspections, and employers may well see an uptick in multi-CHSO, multi-day inspections.
[ABs_h type=”2″]”Federal” Plans[/ABs_h] Federal government oversees enforcement of OSHA Act in 28 states, including West Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Alabama and Pennsylvania. [ABs_h type=”2″]”State” Plans[/ABs_h] Twenty-two […]