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OSHRC Backs General Duty Citation For Violence But Seeks OSHA Standard

March 05, 2019
In a precedent-setting decision, OSHA’s review commission has, for the first time, upheld the agency's use of General Duty Clause authority to address a fatal workplace violence incident, but the commission's chair, in a concurrent opinion, strongly urged the agency to promulgate a workplace violence standard, underscoring lawmakers' calls. “I find that a valid question remains regarding whether Congress intended the Secretary to address workplace violence hazards pursuant to the general duty clause,” Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC)...


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