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?

Should employers' injury and illness data be made public?

Take the poll and add your comment.

Vote   Results


Does your CEO 'Get it?'

Tell us why on the submission form and your CEO could appear among the 2017 selections.

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

    Researchers: OSHRC mandatory settlement process ‘successful’

    February 13, 2013

    • / Print
    • Reprints
    • Text Size:
      A A

    Bloomington, IN – The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission’s mediation process is “successful,” according to an independent evaluation from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

    Released Feb. 5, the evaluation (.pdf file) examined the commission’s Mandatory Settlement Part program, which requires settlement talks for cases in which employers contest OSHA citations totaling $100,000 or more.

    Researchers conducted interviews with administrative law judges and OSHRC personnel, reviewed case records, and surveyed participants in the program and from conventional proceedings. They found that despite an increase in caseload in recent years, the program was successful in allowing OSHRC to achieve its objective of resolving citation contests fairly, promptly and professionally.

    However, researchers suggested that the settlement process and the overall OSHRC dispute system could be improved through better administrative law judge training and case management.

    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.