New OSHA Rule Requiring More Violations

July 13, 2011

The state of Nevada plans to crack down on unsafe conditions at construction sites and other workplaces, but local builders say the effort isn't needed and will result in unwarranted citations written to meet quotas.

The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration now requires its 41 investigators to find serious, willful repeat violations on at least half of their inspections. Before Friday's change, state inspectors were averaging 22 percent on finding serious, willful repeat violations.

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Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal (By Jennifer Robison)