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Elephants in Mouse Holes: OSHA Record Keeping Citations Barred After Six Months

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Safety Issues on May 28, 2012.

In what could be seen as a far reaching decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently held a firm line in enforcing a 6 month statute of limitations for on-site injury record keeping violations under 29 C.F.R. § 657. The decision – a significant one for those in the construction business – was a firm reminder to the Department of Labor about the principals of separation of powers and its limited power to enforce safety at the project.

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