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OSHA Appeals Court Order Blocking Expanded Plant Inspection

Jan. 3, 2017, 6:46 PM

Attorneys for OSHA are appealing a federal judge’s recent decision prohibiting the agency from expanding an injury-related inspection (USA v. Mar-Jac Poultry Inc., 11th Cir., 16-17745, 12/28/16).

The notice of appeal was filed Dec. 28, 2016, with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta.

At issue is whether OSHA can expand an injury inspection focused on one electrical accident into a comprehensive inspection of an entire plant, including looking for potential hazards not directly related to the injury.

Judges in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia twice told ...

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