OSHA Inspections: Small Practices Are Targeted

Regarding OSHA inspections, we recently received the following question from a client; the answer may surprise you.

Q: I am 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 do not believe this is true, but I need proof. Can you help?

: Actually, small practice comprised the greatest percentage of practices that OSHA inspected last year. According to 2010 OSHA inspection reports, almost 75% of all inspections were small practices.