New OSHA Inspection Protocol in Effect

petrochemical-plant-960296_1280The new fiscal year for OSHA has begun and with it a new system for safety inspections called Enforcement Units. Whereas OSHA previously made near-universal inspections under a quota system and recorded the data, this new system assigns various levels of scrutiny in their inspections based on the type of jobsite.  As reports-

"Different types of inspections are assigned a different number of Enforcement Units. For example, the simple, small construction site inspection would be assigned a single Enforcement Unit, whereas the wall-to-wall chemical facility inspection would receive seven Enforcement Units."

The idea is to encourage more time-intensive inspections where required.  Read the rest of the story HERE.