OSHA's Strategic Plan Calls for Greater Enforcement of Ergonomic Issues, Shift Away from Voluntary Protection Programs

During a recent live Q&A session, several officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indicated that the agency plans to increase its enforcement efforts, including using the general duty clause to address ergonomic issues in the workplace. Participants in the chat included David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, and Deputy Assistant Secretary Jordan Barab. Other OSHA officials were on hand to discuss OSHA’s Strategic Planning Overview, which covers the agency’s mission, strategic goals and objectives, and general strategies for FY 2010 through FY 2016. Continue reading on Washington DC Employment Law Update blog.

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