Builders and contractors in Wichita are angry over what they call unfair inspections. Starting in January, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration started cracking down on Sedgwick County residential construction work sites.
OSHA says they are stepping up inspections because of a spike in construction related injuries and fatalities in Sedgwick County. Local contractors say they want a safe place to work, but the inspections have gotten out of hand. They says OSHA's new inspection policy is costing them money and workers.
This week contractors took their complaints to Kansas congressman Todd Tiahrt. In a news conference on Friday, Tiahrt promised to meet with OSHA officials in Washington D.C. to work through the situation.