I worry a great deal about employers being hit with "failure to abate" citations where OSHA determines n a subsequent inspection that the employer failed to abate items cited at past inspections. In actuality, while we have handled failure to abate citations, it's probably been 20 years since a current client was tagged for failure to abate. I find that OSHA is pretty disciplined about employing failure to abate citations, but that does not stop me from worrying. Why? Because any time humans are involved, there is a risk that something fell through the cracks.
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