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DOL Publishes Proposed Rule to Allow Third-Party & Union Participation in OSHA Walkthroughs

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (“OSHA”) can conduct inspections for several reasons, including as a response to an employee complaint, after the report of a fatality or injury, and in accordance with an emphasis program. The reasonable scope of an inspection will vary based on the trigger for the inspection. Therefore, as a general rule, whenever an OSHA inspector arrives on your premises, it is advisable to contact your legal counsel to protect your rights and guard against an unreasonable, unwarranted search.

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