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OSHA Regulations: Proving a violation

An employee gets injured on the job and believes that the injury was a result of the employer not abiding by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. What will the employee need to show in order to prove that a violation exists? If the employee is able to show a violation exists, what steps might OSHA take?

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In a situation of this nature one of the first things that the employee would need to show is that the activity that the employer directed the employee to engage in was an activity that was in violation of OSHA regulations and standards. In essence, the employee would have to show that the activity that led to the injury was an activity that was directed by the employer for the employee to undertake at that given time. This is important, due to the fact that it is essential that the ...