OSHRC Docket No. 982

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

May 23, 1973


Before MORAN, Chairman; VAN NAMEE, Commissioner



  MORAN, CHAIRMAN: On October 17, 1972, Review Commission Judge Ben D. Worcester issued an order in this case granting respondent's motion to withdraw notice of contest.   Thereafter, on November 13, 1972, pursuant to section 12(j) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 651, et seq., 84 Stat. 1590) that decision was directed to be reviewed by the Commission.

Having examined the record in its entirety, the Commission finds no prejudicial error therein.   Accordingly, it is ordered that the Judge's decision is hereby affirmed in all respects.

[The Judge's decision referred to herein follows]

WORCESTER, JUDGE, OSAHRC: The Respondent on September 21, 1972, moved to withdraw its notice of contest filed June 7, 1972, and has:

1.   Tendered payment of $175.00 in full payment of the proposed penalty.

2.   Agreed to comply with the Act and the standards.

3.   Agreed to submit by November 1, 1972, a proposed compliance plan and to immediately implement a personnel protective equipment plan.

4.   Has posted copies of all documents pertaining to this proceeding at its workplace; and has

5.   Served copies of all documents upon counsel for the Complainant.

  Neither the Complainant nor any other party in interest has entered any objection to the granting of the motion nor is there any evidence that the granting of said motion would be inconsistent with the purpose of the Act.

It is, therefore, hereby ORDERED that the motion be granted and the proceeding dismissed.