Statement of Charles N. Jeffress
"Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals allowed OSHA to move
forward with its alternative enforcement strategy, which we
developed after the Court stayed our Cooperative Compliance
Program (CCP). This alternative strategy continues our emphasis
on tough enforcement, but does not include the partnership element
that made the CCP such an innovative approach to OSHA enforcement."
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
April 6, 1998
Contact: Stephen Gaskill (202) 219-6091
"I know that the many companies that signed up to partner with us
are disappointed that the CCP cannot go forward yet. To those
businesses and others, I can only say that OSHA stands by to provide
help and assistance to make all workplaces safer. We are ready to
keep our side of the bargain once we are vindicated by the Court."