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GOP Lawmaker Seeks Abatement Before Citation For 'Very Minor' OSHA Infractions

April 27, 2015
A Republican congresswoman, acting upon what she says are numerous complaints from constituents that OSHA is going into work sites and citing up to the maximum possible penalties for “very minor” alleged regulatory violations, has filed a bill that effectively would bar OSHA from issuing such penalties before employers have a chance to fix problems identified by compliance officers. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO), who dropped HR 1932 last week, tells Inside OSHA Online that the agency, at least in...

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