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OSHRC Rules Inspectors With Expired Credentials Can Still Cite Violations

February 28, 2018
OSHA's Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC), which reviews administrative decisions, has found that inspectors with expired credentials still have the authority to cite employers for alleged violations and that it is the employers' responsibility to examine the officer's card before the inspection to ensure that they are “appropriate credentials." In a split Feb. 26 decision , the commission affirmed an Administrative Law Judge's (ALJ) decision in Secretary of Labor v. Meadows Construction Company, LLC , which found...

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