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June 2, 2020

Worker Safety Group Claims OSHA Weighting System Inflates Enforcement

January 3, 2020 at 3:30 PM
The National Employment Law Project (NELP), which advocates for stronger worker safety measures, says that OSHA’s new weighting system for measuring enforcement inaccurately inflates inspection data by allowing the agency to count “quick” inspections and not resource-intensive investigations that might better protect workers. In a “Data Brief” posted to NELP’s website , the group’s Worker Health and Safety Program Director Debbie Berkowitz, a former Obama OSHA chief of staff and senior policy advisor, says the Trump administration’s new weighting approach...

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