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Court Rejects OSHA's Bid To Issue Recordkeeping Citations More Than Six Months After Violations Occurred

April 11, 2012
A three-judge appeals court panel has shot down OSHA's stance that it has authority to issue recordkeeping citations up to five years after a violation occurred if employer logs remain inaccurate -- handing a major victory to industry and, according to sources closely watching the issue, forcing the agency to issue future recordkeeping citations within six months of when the actual violation occurred, in line with industry's position. One attorney also suggests the long-awaited decision could bolster the agency's efforts...


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