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Industry May Challenge OSHA Citations To 'Rewrite' Penalty Look-Back Ruling

March 09, 2018
Industry attorneys say they expect that employers will increasingly challenge future OSHA citations after a federal appellate court found that the agency does not have a binding look-back period for determining whether an employer repeatedly violated standards, which can carry fines 10 times higher than an initial penalty. “People will assume the next time there is a repeat violation, it will be worth an attack to see if there’s a chance to rewrite the policy,” says Lawrence Halprin of the...

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