Inside OSHA

June 6, 2023

Employers’ Attorneys Push Back On OSHA Plan To Revive ‘Fairfax Memo’

February 28, 2023 at 6:09 PM
Employer attorneys are raising alarms on OSHA’s quiet announcement that it plans to reinstate a controversial Obama-era policy known as the “Fairfax Memo” that allowed third parties such as union representatives to accompany OSHA officials on inspections -- even of non-union worksites. “I think this is going to be among the most important development[s] of the year 2023 in the field of OSHA law,” Keller & Heckman attorney Manesh Rath said during a Feb. 22 webinar on the topic. While...

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