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ALJ Decision in Harvey-Cleary Builders Becomes a Final Order of the Commission

Harvey-Cleary Builders (Harvey-Cleary) seeks relief from the Final Order issued against it as a result of its failure to contest the Citation and Notification of Penalty within the prescribed time period. The Secretary seeks dismissal on the grounds Harvey-Cleary failed to file a timely notice of contest.

ALJ Decision in Elite Builders, Inc. Becomes a Final Order of the Commission

Over the course of roughly two months in the summer of 2015, Respondent, a residential roofing contractor, was inspected twice by the Omaha Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The first inspection involved a worksite located at 207th and Shirley Street, Omaha, Nebraska (First Inspection). The second inspection took place at a worksite located at 10518 S. 125th Avenue, Papillion, Nebraska (Second Inspection).

OSHRC Presents a Roundtable Webinar with the Judges- Wednesday, September 27, 12:30 pm to 1: 30 pm

Please join us for a free and interactive webinar to meet the OSHRC judges as they introduce themselves and informally share practice and procedure tips.

You may register by submitting practice and procedure questions for consideration or by sending a note of interest to Please register and submit questions by September 13. Though the judges may not be able to answer every question submitted, they hope to cover a broad range of topics including motion practice, settlement, and hearing procedure.

A webinar link will be provided to each registrant the day before the webinar.

ALJ Decision in Sean Benschop d/b/a S&R Contracting Becomes a Final Order of the Commission

On Wednesday, June 5, 2013, Sean Benschop was using an excavator to demolish a building at the Market Street worksite in center city Philadelphia. A multi-story, freestanding wall of the building under demolition collapsed and fell onto the adjacent one-story Salvation Army thrift store, which had employees and customers inside. Six people were killed, and twelve others injured in the collapse.

James J. Sullivan, Jr. Sworn-In As OSHRC Commissioner

James J. Sullivan, Jr. was sworn-in today as Commissioner of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. Mr. Sullivan was nominated by President Trump to fill a term expiring April 27, 2021 and was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 3, 2017.

Heather MacDougall and James Sullivan Confirmed as Commissioners and MacDougall Appointed as Chairman

The U.S. Senate, on August 3, 2017, confirmed President Trump's nominations of Heather MacDougall of Jupiter, Florida, and James Sullivan of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to be Commissioners of the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission. In addition, President Trump appointed Ms. MacDougall as Chairman of the Commission. Ms. MacDougall was sworn in today as the agency's 12th Chairman.