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.
July 24, 1984
|MEMORANDUM FOR:||Regional Administrators
|THRU:||John B. Miles Jr., Director
Directorate of Field Operations
|FROM:||John E. Plummer, Director
Office of Federal Agency Programs
|SUBJECT:||Department of Labor Regional Safety and Health Committees|
I have been asked by the field as to whether OSHA personnel should serve on the Department's Regional Safety and Health Committees. The position of this Office is that any OSHA personnel who would be involved in an evaluation of the Committee should not serve on the Committee.
This would preclude the ARA/TECFAP and FAPO from serving on such Committees: but would not preclude using the expertise of OSHA ADs or CSHOs. This is based on past practice in evaluations, where the National Office or regional people would review regional level operations.