December 2020 Enforcement

OSHA Returns to Normal Enforcement Operations Following Hurricane Sally


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has resumed normal enforcement operations in the coastal counties of Alabama and the westernmost portion of the Florida panhandle following Hurricane Sally.

In response to the storm, OSHA temporarily suspended programmed-planned enforcement inspections and deployed safety and health professionals to provide compliance assistance and help identify and eliminate serious hazards in recovery operations. OSHA worked with federal partners in these efforts and the agency’s on-site interventions removed 319 workers from serious hazards.

As these areas continue to recover from the hurricane, OSHA encourages employers and workers to be vigilant in identifying and eliminating hazards associated with this work. Visit OSHA’s webpage on hurricane preparedness and response, or call OSHA’s toll-free hotline at 800-321-OSHA (6742) for information.