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After almost a year serving as the Solicitor of Labor, I can attest to the difficult challenges the Department of Labor will face and must overcome in the years ahead if it is to continue to be a dynamic and positive force in setting our Nation's labor policy. Indeed, I believe that current rulemaking and enforcement litigation on behalf of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration foreshadows significant issues the Department must resolve in the near future. This article focuses on two such OSH Act issues of current prominence: one, litigation challenges to OSHA rulemaking; and two, the use of voluntary health and safety audits in OSHA enforcement proceedings.



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