Companies participating in a federal program that rewards “model workplaces” with exemptions from some safety inspections now will face automatic removal after work-related deaths or particularly serious violations. The new policy, issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, comes after a 2011 Center for Public Integrity investigation found a significant number of deaths at […]
Category: Model Workplaces
How safe are the “model” workplaces in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program? A Center investigation found that since 2000, dozens of workers died at sites the agency considers the nation’s safest, and which it exempts from some inspections. Our series reports on the preventable accidents that recur at workplaces lauded for their safety efforts, featuring contributions from our partners in the Investigative News Network and Need To Know on PBS.