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October 19, 2021

OSHA Rejects OIG Call To Craft New Enforcement Emphasis Policies

October 4, 2021 at 6:25 PM
OSHA is rejecting an Inspector General (OIG) report that found silica standard inspections dropped by 50 percent when its long-standing enforcement emphasis program lapsed and recommended policy reforms to avoid such gaps, arguing that it is not “appropriate” for the watchdog office to weigh in on the agency’s enforcement priorities. “OSHA does not believe it is appropriate for the OIG to provide recommendations nor draw conclusions regarding how OSHA as an agency chooses to prioritize resources,” acting agency chief Jim...

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