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OSHA Investigates IOSHA


The federal government's workplace safety agency, OSHA,  is investigating its Indiana counterpart the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The reason is because there are reports that the IOSHA recently began requiring experienced inspectors to conduct 61 inspections annually and to complete those inspections within an average of 4.1 days.

Critics say that in some cases that’s not enough time and will cuase inspectors to ignore some problems. 

Some inspections have been known to take months to complete do to the complexities involved in some businesses.

 Federal data show that Indiana OSHA conducted 1,332 inspections last year—the fewest since the state received federal approval to operate its own worker safety program in 1986. 

In the 1980s, IOSHA performed 5,000 to 8,000 inspections a year.