I was speaking with a surveyor a few weeks ago and I migrated to a comment on Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s proposed silica regulations. He commented that he didn’t see how that could affect the surveying profession. After I briefly explained the proposal and what it encompassed, he quickly changed his mind.
If your firm has ever been rejected for a
contract because of its experience modification rate (EMR), then you know how
damaging this number can be. What can you do to ensure this number is in your
the past few months, we have assisted clients with more OSHA informal hearings
than in any similar period since our company was started 18 years ago. Regardless
of whether this represents a more aggressive stance by OSHA or just an unlucky
time for our clients, the bottom line is that being prepared can help you avoid
my June 2010 column (“OSHA goes on the offensive”), I provided an overview of
the administrative enhancements to OSHA’s penalty policy and the new OSHA
Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP). The implementation of these new
programs is now beginning.