3/16/2020 | 2 MINUTE READ

OSHA Inspection Priorities Update 2019-2020

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Late in 2019 OSHA revised its inspection priority weighting system.

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What can you do to prepare for such inspections? Document training, procedures and auditing the performance of your people in emergency action plans; personal protective equipment; lockout-tagout; right-to-know hazard communication; slips, falls and tripping hazards; machine guarding; powered industrial trucks; wiring and general electrical.

OSHA has identified two objectives for this revision to the Enforcement Weighting System (EWS), now known as the OSHA Weighting System (OWS)

  • To continue to develop and support a management system to focus enforcement activities on critical and strategic areas where the Agency’s efforts can have the most impact
  • To further promote the appropriate allocation of resources to support OSHA’s balanced approach to promoting safe and healthy workplaces.

Sensemaking for Your Precision Machining Shop: You can intelligently manage your company’s risk of OSHA enforcement and penalties by asking yourself these three questions and then doing something about them: Do you have a process for managing safety? Is it followed? Is it effective? 
As employers we have a general duty to maintain a safe workplace. Let’s take our duty seriously. 

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