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Is OSHA Improperly Expanding the Scope of its Inspections?


Travis Vance’s Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog post, "Is OSHA Improperly Expanding the Scope of its Inspections?” was picked up by USPOULTRY Wire on April 13, 2016.

2015 brought more changes to the OSHA enforcement landscape than we’ve seen in the last 30 years.

A judge’s ruling in December that Fed-OSHA could seek abatement of alleged hazards at every location operated by an employer, even if OSHA had never inspected those sites, surprised us all. See our previous article on Sec. of Labor v. Central Transport, LLC. The Central Transport, LLC ruling is part of what appears to be Fed-OSHA’s attempt to expand its enforcement reach even though its resources are limited. Given a tighter budget, the agency wants to remain effective while completing fewer inspections.

To read the full article, please visit Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog.


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