NSC expo
Subscribe or Register
View Cart  

Earn recertification points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals by taking a quiz about this issue.

What's Your Opinion?

Has an employer ever asked you to do something that violated your code of ethics as a safety professional?

Take the poll and add your comment.

Vote   Results

Get the news that's
important to you.

Sign up for Safety+Health’s free monthly newsletters on:

  • Construction
  • Health Care Workers
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining, Oil and Gas
  • Office Safety Tips
  • Transportation
  • Worker Health and Wellness
  • Subscribe today

    OSHRC resolves last ‘legacy’ case on docket

    October 19, 2011

    • / Print
    • Reprints
    • Text Size:
      A A

    Washington – The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission on Sept. 28 issued a ruling on its final “legacy” case, clearing the docket of the commission’s oldest cases.

    The 10 legacy cases – so called because of their age and complexity – dealt with difficult issues such as multi-employer worksites, successor liability and continuing violation theory. With the commission’s ruling on the Southern Scrap Materials Co. case, which was on the docket since 1994 and the second-oldest legacy case, the commission resolved all legacy cases before fiscal year 2012 began Oct. 1 and completed part of its 2010-2015 strategic plan (.pdf file) goals.

    The commission vacated most of the citations issued to Southern Scrap Materials related to OSHA’s Lead Standard (1910.1025), but upheld several Cadmium Standard (1910.1027) violations.

    Post a comment to this article

    Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy.