With the federal government in it’s third week of the shutdown, manufacturing and construction industries are impacted in a number of ways. Along with funding issues, many companies must learn how to work with OSHA’s skeleton crew. Since the shutdown OSHA furloughed roughly 90 percent of its employees. Howard Mavity, in his blog titled Confusion About OSHA During Shutdown (http://howardmavity.com/2013/10/10/confusion-about-osha-during-the-shutdown/), provides excellent advice for companies who may have questions regarding:
- Informal conferences
- OSHA Litigation
- Abatement Efforts
Companies should be proactive in working with OSHA related issues during the shutdown and document those efforts.