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As part of a review of inspections and consultations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and State industrial hygienists, GAO reviewed the OSHA Maintenance and Calibration Laboratory. GAO reported on the equipment and maintenance operations at the Laboratory.

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Recommendations

Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1. The Administrator of OSHA should allow industrial hygientists to perform minor tasks such as replacing battery packs.
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Occupational Safety and Health Administration 2. The Administrator of OSHA should determine whether equipment calibrated by the industrial hygienists also needs to be calibrated by the Laboratory.
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Occupational Safety and Health Administration 3. The Administrator of OSHA should determine calibration intervals on scientific bases for equipment that requires Laboratory calibration.
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