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September 22, 2023

Employers, GOP Ready Attacks On OSHA Third-Party Walkaround Proposal

September 7, 2023 at 6:02 PM
Trade groups, congressional Republicans and attorneys are outlining arguments against OSHA’s proposal allowing third parties to accompany compliance officers on inspections even when they do not work for the company involved, ranging from claims that it is legally invalid to calling it the result of “regulatory voodoo.” In the days since OSHA unveiled the proposed rule on Aug. 30, critics have taken aim at both its content and its history, as the walkaround policy originated in a controversial guidance letter...

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