Safety officer tip: Play it safe with the general duty clause

OSHA Healthcare Connection, March 27, 2012

Sometimes there will be a danger in the workplace that OSHA hasn’t drafted a particular standard to address. In this case, OSHA can cite an employer by referencing the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 USC 654), section 5, commonly referred to as the general duty clause.

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