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    OSHA Using Third Party compliance: Advantages/disadvantages

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    As an alternative to a system that regulates one hazard at a time and sends government inspectors to one workplace at a time, Michael Silverstein (www.SKAPP.org) proposes a generic rule requiring employers to implement comprehensive safety and health programs to reduce injury and illness as well as to obtain an annual written certification that their firm had been inspected by a third party for compliance with all OSHA requirements. He feels that there are many holes in the OSHA Act. What would be the advantages and disadvantages of this approach?

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    The advantage of adopting Michael Silverstein's generic rule is that use of a third party would require all firms to comply within a 12 month period. OSHA does not visit every plant on an annual basis, due to lack of manpower. Typically it ...

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    The expert examines the advantages and disadvantages of the approach of OSHA using a third party compliance.