OSHA will refer to the General Duty Clause to cite a violation that is not covered by a specific regulation. Chapter 4 of the Field Operations Manual lists the criteria that must be met in order for a compliance officer to cite this clause. Discuss your experience (if you have any) with the General Duty Clause. Do you believe the criteria is adequate? Why, or why not? Provide an example of a situation that could be cited under the General Duty Clause and explain why it would be cited using the General Duty Clause and not a specific OSHA standard.
Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.