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Well, that didn’t take long: OSHA back up and running

Mere hours after the House and Senate passed legislation to re-open the federal government, OSHA’s most public face — its website — showed it was back in business.

As of 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, OSHA had already taken down the ominous message on its website’s homepage stating that it wasn’t being updated during the partial shutdown.

So now that OSHA is entirely back open for business (it had been running with about 10% of its staff), what’s on the radar?

OSHA has over 2,200 employees, and 236 of them were still working during the partial shutdown. Investigations for workplace fatalities and catastrophes (when three or more workers’ injuries require hospitalization) were being conducted. State OSHAs also continued operating.

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