Construction sites may see surprise inspections
OSHA, or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has started a new program this summer that it's calling "no notice." It's an effort to reduce construction injuries and deaths, and will send OSHA representatives into the field to conduct unannounced inspections to uncover unsafe work conditions. The initiative focuses on construction sites covered by the Charleson office, which spans the entire state of West Virginia. The impromptu inspections will continue through September. There were 43 deaths in fiscal years 2011 and 2012, according to OSHA.