Inside OSHA

September 21, 2019

EPA Cites OSHA Hazardous Material Training In Bid To Evade Spill Liability

August 23, 2019 at 3:03 PM
EPA is claiming immunity from dozens of pending tort claims over its role in a 2015 wastewater spill because its employees went through OSHA’s training program for hazardous-waste handling, teeing up a district court ruling on how much training federal employees must receive to protect their agencies from liability should a disaster occur. The agency raises its OSHA-focused argument in a pending summary judgment motion filed in consolidated litigation over the Gold King Mine spill, where a failed cleanup attempt...

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