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OSHA Publishes New Information on its Variance Procedures

By Alexis M. Downs

OSHA recently increased the amount of information that is publically available on OSHA’s website regarding “variances.”  Variances are alternative methods for addressing a safety hazard that do not technically comply with OSHA standards.  OSHA has allowed employers to formally apply for variances for more than 30 years, yet there are currently fewer than 30 approved variances in effect.

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