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October 19, 2021

OSHRC Sets Strict ‘Diligence’ Test To Enforce Telecommunication Standard

September 30, 2021 at 5:46 PM
The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) is setting a demanding test for OSHA to enforce portions of its safety standard for telecommunications work, holding that a cable company exercised “reasonable diligence” when it assumed an experienced worker would follow training on the standard without close supervision. The two-member commission’s unanimous Sept. 24 decision in Secretary of Labor v. Armstrong Utilities, Inc. overturns a 2017 citation for a “serious” violation OSHA levied against the cable provider after a...

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