Scheme Nickname: 
Labor ALJ + OSHA

Hearing conducted by administrative law judge with reviews or appeals conducted by the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health. These cases involve: (a) employer applications to obtain variances from OSHA standards; (b) approval or rejection of state plans for development and enforcement of state occupational safety and health standards; and (c) withdrawal of approval of such state plans.

Adjudication Levels: 
LevelName of OfficeSub-Agency/Bureau/Division:Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at this stage?
Hearing Level
Office of the Deputy Secretary
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Appeal Level 1
Comments/Notes on Adjudication Structure: 
Secretary's Order 1-2012, 77 Fed. Reg. 3912 (January 25, 2012), delegates authority to the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health under the OSHA Act and several other statutes.
Types of Adjudication: 
Type A
Verified by Agency: 
Is this a Major Adjudication: