OSHA case could change time limits on reporting violations

11/12/2010 | Blog of Legal Times, The

The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission recently heard arguments on a case that could limit the period of time in which companies can be cited for OSHA reporting violations. At issue is whether the statute of limitations expires six months after a reporting violation occurs or six months after the Department of Labor discovers it. The case stems from an OSHA inspection in which the agency issued citations alleging record-keeping violations as far back as January 2002.

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