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.
March 18, 1991
MEMORANDUM FOR: JAMES W. STANLEY REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR FROM: PATRICIA K. CLARK, DIRECTOR DIRECTORATE OF COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS SUBJECT: Favorable Review Commission Decision Sec. v. Coleco Industries, Inc., OSHRC Docket No. 84-546
The Review Commission, in their January 14th decision, affirmed former OSHRC Judge Knight's order finding Coleco in willful violation of the OSH Act and assessing a $10,000 penalty.
This memorandum is being forwarded in an effort to keep the field appraised of the Review Commission's actions that are forwarded to the National Office.
A copy of both the Review Commission's and former Judge Knight's decisions are available from the Office of General Industry Compliance Assistance, Division of Safety Guidance Development by telephoning Don Kallstrom on FTS 523-8031.