Various news reports today show a Federal OSHA investigation of Indiana OSHA is now underway. IOSHA says the investigation is a result of complaints filed with federal labor regulators.
IOSHA recently made news by setting inspection quotas - requiring experienced inspectors to conduct 61 inspections annually and to complete those inspections within an average of 4.1 days. Reports say IOSHA’s new inspection quotas worry some agency employees, who say the new expectations will lead to artificially inflated inspection numbers and discourage involved investigations.
A report should be issued by the federal agency sometime next week.