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OSHRC Poised To Test OSHA's 'General Duty' Power To Address Key Issues

June 06, 2018
OSHA's enforcement review commission is holding unusual oral arguments June 7 in two closely watched cases that attorneys say could test the agency's power to cite employers under its general duty clause for heat stress and workplace violence -- two emerging issues for which OSHA has not set unique standards and is thus forced to rely on its general duty powers when citing employers. The OSHRC took the unusual step of requesting public input on whether certain facts in two...


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