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| Standard Number:||1910.401; 1926.1071|
- potential health hazardsThe Area Director for the Bellevue Washington Area Office is correct in stating that the Byron Amendment prohibits programmed safety inspections of commercial diving operations if the employer has 10 or fewer employees and that only employee complaints can be investigated.
- imminent danger situations
- accidents that result in the death of an employee or the hospitalization of at least five employees
- complaints of job discrimination against workers who have exercised their rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, and
- employee complains of possible hazards (both safety and health), except that in the case of a complaint inspection involving safety hazards:
- penalties can be assessed only for willful violations found in such a complaint investigation;
- for serious and other-than-serious safety violations found in the course of a complaint inspection in an exempted firm, penalties can be assessed only if the violations in question had not been corrected within a reasonable period.
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