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Statement of Charles N. Jeffress
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
February 27, 1998
Contact: Stephen Gaskill (202) 219-6091


The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today responded to the current order that put the agency's targeted enforcement program, the Cooperative Compliance Programs (CCP), on hold. That motion was filed in the DC Court of Appeals.

"Today, we filed a motion asking the Court to expedite the review schedule for OSHA's Cooperative Compliance Program (CCP). I am convinced that the CCP is the best way to help make the most hazardous workplaces in the country safer for the hundreds of thousands of workers who depend on jobs at these sites. It is important to note that the Court's ruling on February 17 was not based on the merits of the case, but was instead a temporary ruling until the issues could be fully considered."

"We have also notified the Court of an alternative targeting system that we are prepared to implement until the Court rules on the CCP. OSHA must be able to carry out its duties to protect workers, and this alternative targeting system will complement the inspections we conduct in response to complaints and referrals."


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NOTICE: This is an OSHA Archive Document, and may no longer represent OSHA Policy. It is presented here as historical content, for research and review purposes only.

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