By Brent I. Clark, Meagan Newman, and Craig B. Simonsen

iStock_000059911458_Large.jpgAn Administrative Law Judge has held that the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) “may have authority under the Occupational Safety and Health Act” to order abatement measures sought by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration beyond the specific violations OSHA identified in its citations. Secretary v. Central
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By Mark A. Lies, II and Patrick D. Joyce

iStock_000059911458_Large.jpgTake a look around you. There’s a good chance you work at a facility that uses a Powered Industrial Truck (PIT).

OSHA defines a PIT as “any mobile power-propelled truck used to carry, push, pull, lift, stack or tier materials.” Most people think of PITs as forklifts.  Though forklifts come in
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