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Federal Court Upholds Expansion of Workplace Safety Regulation

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 281 | 0 | 22 min read

The U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, ruled that the U.S. Secretary of Labor properly expanded the scope of a workplace safety regulation to apply to the construction industry without following formal rulemaking procedures. Case: Kiewit Power Constructors Co. v. Secretary of Labor, Nos. 18-1282 and 18-1317, 05/15/2020, published. Facts and procedural history: The Occupational Safety and Health Act directs the secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor to issue safety and health standards for the protection of American workers. To expedite the development of national regula...

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