• Part Number:
    1911
  • Part Number Title:
    Rules of Procedure for Promulgating, Modifying or Revoking OSHA Standards
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Powers of presiding officer.
  • GPO Source:

The officer presiding at a hearing shall have all the powers necessary or appropriate to conduct a fair and full hearing, including the powers:

1911.16(a)
To regulate the course of the proceedings;
1911.16(b)
To dispose of procedural requests, objections, and comparable matters;
1911.16(c)
To confine the presentations to the issues specified in the notice of hearing, or, where no issues are specified, to matters pertinent to the proposed rule;
1911.16(d)
To regulate the conduct of those present at the hearing by appropriate means;
1911.16(e)
In his discretion, to permit cross-examination of any witness;
1911.16(f)
To take official notice of material facts not appearing in the evidence in the record, so long as parties are entitled, on timely request, to an opportunity to show the contrary; and
1911.16(g)
In his discretion, to keep the record open for a reasonable, stated time to receive written recommendations, and supporting reasons, and additional data, views, and arguments from any person who has participated in the oral proceeding.