Safety

Why OSHA standards take so long to develop

OSHA Healthcare Connection, May 1, 2012

A report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on why OSHA standards take, on average, more than seven years to complete found that “increased procedural requirements, shifting priorities, and a rigorous standard of judicial review” contributed to the lengthy time frame.

The GAO report identified some things that OSHA has within its power to speed up the process, but acknowledged there are barriers outside of the agency's control.

Read the OSHA Healthcare Advisor for more information.

 

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