Inside OSHA

December 9, 2023

OSHA Clashes With OIG Over Handling Of Complaints, Enforcement Referrals

March 9, 2023 at 6:13 PM
OSHA is pushing back against an Office of Inspector General (OIG) report that faulted its handling of OSH Act complaints, including claims that officials do not adequately consider testimony from witnesses or complainants in enforcement, saying it is based on a third-party audit that used an unrepresentative sample and misunderstood the agency’s processes. The March 6 report , “OSHA Needs To Better Address Complaints And Referrals For Increased Worker Safety,” faults several aspects of the agency’s enforcement program, concluding that...

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