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July 6, 2020

Study Says ‘Shaming’ Employers More Effective Than OSHA Inspections

June 23, 2020 at 4:44 PM
Clarification Appended A newly published study finds public accusations against employers that violate OSHA standards are significantly more effective at boosting compliance than the agency’s facility inspections alone, not only at those workplaces but also at nearby competitors, concluding that “regulation by shaming” should be a top priority for OSHA. And the report argues that OSHA and other agencies facing shrinking enforcement budgets should use the “shaming” of violators as a way to multiply the impacts of inspections they...

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