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OSHRC Reverses Heat Stress Citation, Raising Bar For General Duty Cases

March 04, 2019
In a split decision, OSHA's review commission has reversed an agency citation issued under its General Duty Clause authority that sought to penalize a construction company whose employee died from heat stress, a ruling that labor advocates say raises the bar for such cases and shows the need for OSHA to develop a heat stress prevention standard. In a Feb. 28 decision in A.H. Sturgill Roofing Co. v. Secretary of Labor , the Occupational Safety Health Review Commission (OSHRC)...

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