OSHA's future: From rhetoric to reality?
A manager's retreat last fall started the process, setting up working groups of six to eight top officials zeroing in on Henshaw's priorities. In an exclusive interview with ISHN, Henshaw described how you'll see OSHA swing into action:
Henshaw says his working teams are coming up with both short- and long-term ideas in these priority areas. After the brainstorming comes evaluation. "Are the ideas effective? Legal? Can they be implemented?" asks Henshaw.
Reports from the work groups started coming to Henshaw in February and March, and OSHA's energetic boss (who puts in 12- to 16-hour days) is ready to roll. "There's some low-hanging fruit (more easily implemented ideas) I want to go after first, and also some long-term ideas."