May 25, 2022
OSHRC Backs OSHA In Case Testing Enforcement Of Equipment Manual Terms
The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) has largely upheld an enforcement citation stemming from a 2018 construction accident, holding that OSHA’s safety standard for cranes and derricks requires strict adherence to equipment manuals and rejecting the employer’s argument that its use of “similar” safety measures was sufficient. In its April 15 order resolving the case Secretary of Labor v. Midwest Equipment Company , the two-member OSHRC upheld three of OSHA’s four claimed violations and imposed a total penalty...
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