— Federal investigators say Indiana's workplace safety agency mishandled
complaints, put its inspectors under strict time constraints and didn't
Occupational Safety and Health Administration in a report released
Wednesday made 22 recommendations for improvement at the Indiana
Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Business Journal reports Regional OSHA Administrator Nick Walters, in a
Feb. 25 letter to the state agency, noted it had made some changes but
needed to make more. Walters asked IOSHA Commissioner Rick Ruble to
respond within 30 days.
said Indiana appeared negligent in not inspecting an Indianapolis Power &
Light plant after a March 2013 dust explosion. An IOSHA compliance officer
told superiors it represented a potential "imminent danger."
A message seeking
comment was left with an IOSHA spokesman.