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.
February 9, 1990
MEMORANDUM FOR REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS FROM: LEO CAREY, DIRECTOR Office of Field Programs SUBJECT: Correspondence Sent to the National Office
Over the past several months we have monitored the correspondence coming through the Office of Field Programs from the field and have determined that much of it would be more efficiently processed if it were sent directly to the addressee (in most cases, other directorates). It is our intention to identify the kinds of mail that fall into this category. All other correspondence should continue to be sent through us. We realize that such an undertaking will be awkward for both parties at first; however, we believe that in the long run, all will benefit from a more expeditious processing of incoming correspondence.
Attachment A to this memorandum is a list of the correspondence that you no longer need to send through the Office of Field Programs. Please do not send us a courtesy copy of this correspondence either. We will periodically update Attachment A, as our mail awareness increases, and forward these updates to you. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Transmittal of Recipient Financial Reports Annual FOIA Reports State Plan Evaluation Reports State Plan Changes Logs Federal Cash Transactions Report Transmittal of DL 1-440 Lists of Federal Safety and Health Councils 11(c)/405 Reports 5(a)(1) citations 23g Grants HCP Training Affirmative Action Reports Updates of Automated Position Control System Debt Collection cases 7(c)(1) Consultation Agreements EAP Grant Agreements/Revisions Fatal Facts mailing updates EEO Quarterly Reports Case File Sampling Information for Consultation Projects Exemption Program Report Regional Inspection Exemption through Consultation Log State Programs Records Disposition Schedules 18b states' responses to Federal Program Changes Cargo Gear Certifications Quarterly Grantee Financial Reports