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Top Democrats Seek IG Audit Into Rule Allowing Teens To Operate Lifts

January 08, 2019
Top Democrats are urging the Labor Department's Office of Inspector General (IG) to audit the department's process for crafting a controversial rule that eases child labor restrictions to allow teenagers working in healthcare to independently operate powered patient lifts, heightening an already contentious workplace safety dispute. In a Jan. 7 letter , the lawmakers ask IG Scott Dahl to investigate whether a series of concerns they have previously raised with the department's regulatory development process violate procedural requirements, though they...

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