Q&A: OSHA inspections and small medical practices

OSHA Healthcare Connection, September 28, 2010

Q: I'm taking over OSHA compliance for our medical practice and the previous safety officer is telling everyone that OSHA will never inspect us because of our small size. I don't believe this is true but I need proof. Can you help?

A: For fiscal year 2008, small practices such as yours comprised the greatest percentage of practices inspected by OSHA.

Click here to see a chart adapted from the OSHA statistics and data Web page to help set the record straight with your co-workers.

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