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October 20, 2020

OSHRC Scraps Second Accident Citation Over ‘Normal Operation’ Test

September 25, 2020 at 12:15 PM
The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) has for the second time in a matter of days struck down an OSHA citation for an industrial accident because the agency failed to prove that a worker’s risky behavior was part of “normal operation” for the facility, underscoring the potentially high bar to make that showing. In a Sept. 22 ruling resolving Secretary of Labor v. Wayne Farms, LLC , the three-member OSHRC says OSHA improperly cited the Decatur, AL, poultry...

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