Cindy Roth, president and CEO of Ergonomic Technologies Corp. in Syosset, N.Y., said big changes could be in store for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration under President Obama's agenda. She will address the issue of OSHA's growing role in the workplace at the upcoming 18th Annual National Workers' Compensation and Disability ConferenceŽ & Expo, which will take place Nov. 18-20 in Chicago at McCormick Place.
Roth said employers shouldn't let increased enforcement catch them off guard and that companies should decide now where they want to allocate their health and safety dollars.
"The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been given a larger budget, and they are becoming more active," she said. "You don't want to be forced to spend money on an unnecessary citation. You must spend money when it makes sense. You want to have control over where your dollars go and invest it wisely."
During her conference session, Roth will show attendees what they must do to adhere to changes in OSHA regulation, reduce workplace injuries and accidents, and plan for the future.
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October 8, 2009
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