The 11th Circuit Court upheld the Mar-Jac decision quashing a warrant to expand an inspection beyond the accident triggering the inspection. The decision demonstrates the willingness of at least one Circuit to carefully scrutinize OSHA's justification for expanding the scope of an Inspection.
My weekly Round Up of OSHA and relevant legal developments, practical insights and news and observations relevant to Risk Managers, Safety and HR professionals, and executives interested n reducing risk and instilling leadership in the workplace. Special emphasis this week on handling OSHA witness statement demands.
It may be more entertaining to describe heated disagreement between employers, OSHA and unions, but areas of tacit agreement are more significant, at least when it comes to guaranteeing worker safety.
OSHA has limited resources and needs data to effectively target the use of those resources, so attendees were generally positive about the results of the first year of the Severe Injury Reporting requirements, 1904.39.