OSHA Worksite Inspections Temporarily Halted in Irma, Harvey-affected Areas

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that scheduled worksite inspections for areas affected by Hurricane Irma will be postponed to avoid disrupting recovery efforts in those areas.

OSHA took similar action after Hurricane Harvey, and following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

The suspensions will not apply to OSHA inspections prompted by accidents or deaths.

The Department of Labor, in cooperation with state and local partners, is setting aside funding and will be making grants to assess workforce needs in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Florida, and other states in response to Hurricane Irma. The department also provided such assistance following Hurricane Harvey as announced Aug. 31.

NAHB members can access our Natural Disaster Resources Toolkit with information for home builders and remodelers during disaster recovery and cleanup efforts, including information on staying safe on the job site.


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  1. Sandy Bishop says:

    what about postponing new Silica Rules scheduled to go into effect 9/23/17?

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