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GAO Report Spurs Democrats’ Bid To End Limit On OSHA Enforcement

February 18, 2021 at 5:20 PM
House Democrats are pushing new legislation to reverse the landmark 2012 court ruling that imposed a strict six-month limit on OSHA’s enforcement of recordkeeping and reporting mandates, following release of a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that blames the decision for a dramatic enforcement drop. “The Government Accountability Office’s findings are alarming, and they point to the urgent need for Congress to strengthen OSHA’s enforcement authority to ensure workplace safety,” said Rep. Mark Takano, (D-CA) one of the principal...

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