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OSHA Agrees To IG Calls To Carefully Scrutinize Guidance Before Issuance

April 02, 2019
OSHA is promising to carefully scrutinize and document its decision-making before issuing regulatory guidance in response to a report from the Labor Department's Inspector General (IG) that found the Obama administration did not establish adequate steps for distributing regulatory guidance, opening the agency up to legal challenges. The March 28 IG report found that while OSHA had procedures to provide guidance on standards or regulations, the agency “lacked a procedure to determine the appropriateness of issuing a document as guidance,...

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