OSHA: According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, OSHA is cracking down on workplace violations, especially in the Southeast where an additional 31 staff members were hired last year.
In 2009, the Obama administration asked Congress for a $50 million increase in OSHA’s budget to hire additional inspectors nationwide. In addition to focusing on enforcement of workplace safety, OSHA has made record-keeping and prevention priorities.
If you would like additional information on workplace safety and how to preempt an OSHA violation, please contact Steve O’Day or Jessica Lee Reece. OSHA also offers free outreach services to small companies in high-risk industries through a joint program with Georgia Tech. For more information about the OSHA 21D Consultation Program and OSHA Training Institute Education Center offered through the Georgia Tech Occupational Health and Safety Program, please click here.