Since Trump took office, OSHA hasn’t named companies that put workers at risk
When Jordan Barab worked for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, corporate attorneys were blunt about what worried them.
It wasn’t the agency’s paltry fines for flouting workplace safety laws. What terrified businesses, they told him, “is being mentioned in a press release.”
Companies no longer have to worry. Since President Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20, the agency hasn’t issued a press release naming and shaming the companies it fines.
And that’s where Barab comes in. A former deputy assistant secretary under President Barack Obama, he had planned to ride off into the sunset after leaving his post on Inauguration Day. Instead, he’s turned his blog into a shadow OSHA press room, publishing a list of companies slapped with significant fines from Jan. 18 through mid-February.