OSHA Regulation of Low-Exposure Carcinogens: A New Approach to Judicial Analysis of Scientific Evidence
Victor Byers Flatt
UNC Chapel Hill School of Law; University of Houston Global Energy Management Institute
Seattle University Law Review, Vol. 14, p. 283, 1991
The current OSHA method for quantifying harms from toxics does not work as well as it should. Much of the problem lies with a judiciary that fails in sceintific literacy governing risk, exposure, and harm. This article suggests that a cadre of sceintific evidence judicial masters would be an appropriate way for federal courst reviewing risk regulation under OSHA to improve their understanding of the science of risk and exposure.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 27
Keywords: OSHA, toxics, carcinogen, risk, benzene, AFL-CIO, scientific uncertainty, judicial masters
JEL Classification: D61, D62, D63, D73, D81, I18, J28, K23, K31, K32, L65Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 9, 2012
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