2013 US Code
Title 29 - Labor
Chapter 15 - OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (§§ 651 - 678)
Section 658 - Citations
|Publication Title||United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 1, Title 29 - LABOR|
|Category||Bills and Statutes|
|Collection||United States Code|
|SuDoc Class Number||Y 1.2/5:|
|Contained Within||Title 29 - LABOR |
CHAPTER 15 - OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
Sec. 658 - Citations
|Laws in Effect as of Date||January 16, 2014|
|Source Credit||Pub. L. 91-596, §9, Dec. 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 1601.|
|Statutes at Large Reference||84 Stat. 1601|
|Public Law Reference||Public Law 91-596|
(a) Authority to issue; grounds; contents; notice in lieu of citation for de minimis violations
If, upon inspection or investigation, the Secretary or his authorized representative believes that an employer has violated a requirement of section 654 of this title, of any standard, rule or order promulgated pursuant to section 655 of this title, or of any regulations prescribed pursuant to this chapter, he shall with reasonable promptness issue a citation to the employer. Each citation shall be in writing and shall describe with particularity the nature of the violation, including a reference to the provision of the chapter, standard, rule, regulation, or order alleged to have been violated. In addition, the citation shall fix a reasonable time for the abatement of the violation. The Secretary may prescribe procedures for the issuance of a notice in lieu of a citation with respect to de minimis violations which have no direct or immediate relationship to safety or health.
Each citation issued under this section, or a copy or copies thereof, shall be prominently posted, as prescribed in regulations issued by the Secretary, at or near each place a violation referred to in the citation occurred.
(c) Time for issuance
No citation may be issued under this section after the expiration of six months following the occurrence of any violation.
(Pub. L. 91–596, §9, Dec. 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 1601.)
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