Under the terms of the 1978 Court Order in AFL-CIO v. Marshall, compliance staffing levels (benchmarks) necessary for a "fully effective"
enforcement program were required to be established for each State operating an approved State plan. In September 1984, Tennessee, in conjunction with
OSHA, completed a reassessment of the levels initially established in 1980 and proposed revised compliance staffing benchmarks of 22 safety and 14
health compliance officers. After opportunity for public comment and service on the AFL-CIO, the Assistant Secretary approved these revised staffing
requirements on July 22, 1985.
[50 FR 29669, July 18, 1985]