House bill would give OSHA more authority over state workplace-safety plans

A recently introduced U.S. House of Representatives bill would give the Occupational Safety and Health Administration more authority over state workplace-safety plans and toughen penalties for companies that knowingly violate regulations.

May 03, 2013

A recently introduced U.S. House of Representatives bill would give the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) more authority over state workplace-safety plans and toughen penalties for companies that knowingly violate OSHA regulations. The Government Accountability Office released a report this month that says state budget and staffing cuts have compromised safety at some workplaces.

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