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5th Circuit Backs OSHA's 'Multi-Employer' Policy, Grants Chevron Deference

November 27, 2018
Correction Appended The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit is backing OSHA's policy that allows the agency to cite “controlling employers” for hazards to other employers' workers on a job site, backing, for the first time in this appellate circuit, the use of Chevron deference to uphold OSHA's OSH Act authority to address multi-employer sites. In a Nov. 26 decision in Acosta v. Hensel Phelps Construction Co. , a three-judge panel agreed with...

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