1903 - Inspections, Citations and Proposed Penalties
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| Standard Number:||1903.14; 1903.20|
|OSHA requirements are set by statute, standards and regulations. Our interpretation letters explain these requirements and how they apply to particular circumstances, but they cannot create additional employer obligations. This letter constitutes OSHA's interpretation of the requirements discussed. Note that our enforcement guidance may be affected by changes to OSHA rules. Also, from time to time we update our guidance in response to new information. To keep apprised of such developments, you can consult OSHA's website at http://www.osha.gov.|
November 28, 1990
Mr. George Meyer
Arvada, Colorado 80001
Dear Mr. Meyer:
Thank you for your letter of June 5, regarding information from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) [Publication] 3000, Employer Rights & Responsibilities Following an OSHA Inspection.
Specifically, you asked for the authority given the OSHA negotiating representative on the following three issues as they relate to informal settlement agreements:
- Are there limits on assessments and amounts that can be rescinded?
- Has any citation ever been completely withdrawn as a result of negotiations?
- Is plea bargaining a part of the process, essentially rewriting a citation with a less severe alleged violation?
We hope that this information is helpful to you. Thank you for your interest in occupational safety and health.
Patricia K. Clark, Director
[Directorate of Enforcement Programs]
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