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When the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not have a standard that applies to a specific industry hazard, it is not uncommon for OSHA to cite the General Duty Clause in issuing a citation against a given employer. Consider that you are the environmental health and safety (EHS) manager of a manufacturing facility, and the company has received a citation under the General Duty Clause for an ergonomic issue involving excessive lifting. What are your opinions of its use in this scenario, and what would be your actions in defending or mitigating the penalties against this citation?
Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.