Posts tagged 10 or fewer employees.
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By Eric J. Conn and Amanda R. Strainis-Walker

One of the questions we are most frequently asked by small employers is about the so-called "Rule of 10"; i.e., the long-perpetuated myth that OSHA does not have jurisdiction over employers or workplaces with fewer than 10 employees.  This is a commonly misunderstood policy, so let's set the record straight.

The short answer is, unless you are a small farming operation, OSHA does have jurisdiction in almost every circumstance.  There are some partial exemptions and exclusions from certain types of OSHA activity, such as ...

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