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OSHRC Appears Split On OSHA's General Duty Clause Enforcement Powers

June 08, 2018
OSHA's review commission appears split over when and how the agency can use its general duty clause powers to cite employers for hazards not covered by the agency's standards, suggesting that the outcome of two pending cases under review may not provide clear indications of how regulators may proceed in the future. During rare oral arguments June 7, the OSHRC appeared likely to back OSHA's use of general duty authority in a case addressing workplace violence while the panel appeared...

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