• OSHA Targeting Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
  • July 2, 2012 | Author: Forrest T. Rhodes
  • Law Firm: Foulston Siefkin LLP - Wichita Office
  • Various circumstances can lead a compliance officer from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (“OSHA”) to your employer’s doorstep for an inspection. An inspection could be triggered by an employee’s complaint or your number could be pulled for a random inspection. An OSHA inspection can also be initiated pursuant to a National Emphasis Program (“NEP”). These programs are generated at the OSHA headquarters level and can be used to target a particular industry where OSHA has determined a need exists for systemic inspections. This is often driven by a greater than normal rate of workplace accidents or injuries in the industry.