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Review Panel Bucks E-Filing Policy in Remanding OSHA Fine Appeal

Dec. 2, 2021, 11:40 PM

A Missouri construction company was given a second chance to appeal $21,844 worth of alleged OSHA violations when a review panel overturned an administrative law judge’s decision, suggesting there should be some leeway in an e-filing policy.

The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, in a remand order released Thursday, said the judge was “too harsh” in dismissing the employer’s appeal because it had failed to use the commission’s electronic filing system and meet court deadlines. Companies that appeal an Occupational Safety and Health Administration citation to the commission must use the e-filing system unless they are approved for an ...

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