OSHA's Rulemaking Takes Too Long, GAO Says

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 8:16 PM EDT) -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is taking too long to develop and issue new safety regulations, with new standards taking nearly eight years to issue on average, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a report released Thursday.

Between 1981 and 2010, the time it took the the agency to develop and issue new safety and health standards ranged from 15 months to 19 years, and on average it takes almost eight years, the report said. This time frame is 50 percent longer than the...
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