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DoL IG Targets OSHA and MSHA in 2013 Workplan

Posted in on Fri, Mar 1, 2013

The Labor Department’s Inspector General has released its Audit Workplan
for 2013, available at http://www.oig.dol.gov/public/reports/oa/2013/FY-2013-Audit-Workplan.pdf.  Among the discretionary audits the IG has in its sights this year include three that will look at OSHA activities:  OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), carried over from last year; a new audit on OSHA’s Usage of National Emphasis Programs (NEPs) and Local Emphasis; and, another carry over from last year, taking a look at how well OSHA spent money from the Recovery Act to hire 76 FTEs for inspections and enforcement activities.  Five audits will look at MSHA programs:  MSHA’s Implementation of Corrective Actions to Address Recommendations Made for Upper Big Branch; Follow-up on OIG’s Report on
the Crandall Canyon Roof Collapse; Metal and Nonmetal Mine Rescue Contests; MSHA Metal and Nonmetal Inspections, South Dakota; and Review of MSHA’s Use of Section 110 of the MINE Act; and MSHA Oversight of Accident and Injury
Reporting.

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