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OSHRCOccupational Safety & Health Review Commission

Plain Writing

The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission is committed to writing new documents in plain language by October 2011, using the Federal Plain Language Guidelines.

Our goal is to use plain language in any document that:

• Is necessary for obtaining any of our services;
• Provides information about any of our services; or
• Explains how to comply with a requirement that we administer or enforce.

Why we make this promise

While we’ve been believers in plain language for a long time, the Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires all federal agencies to write “clear government communication that the public can understand and use.” President Obama also emphasized the importance of “transparency, public participation, and collaboration” in his January 21, 2009, Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government.

Let us know how we’re doing

You can help us to meet our plain language goals by letting us know when we fall short.  If you have trouble understanding any of our documents or any material on our Web site, please contact one of the staff we have assigned to oversee our plain language efforts:

Senior Agency Official for Plain Writing

Vacant, Chief Counsel to the Chairman

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
1120 20th St., NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036-3457

plain@oshrc.gov

202-606-5400
202-606-5050 (fax)

Plain Writing Contact

John Cerveny, Executive Secretary

We need your help to comply with this Act!

Let us know if you have trouble understanding our documents or the pages on our website: plain@oshrc.gov.

Plain Writing Act Compliance Report — July 13, 2011 [HTML] [PDF]

Plain Writing Act Compliance Report — April 13, 2012 [HTML] [PDF]

Plain Writing Act Compliance Report — April 12, 2013 [HTML] [PDF]

Plain Writing Act Compliance Report — April 11, 2014 [HTML] [PDF]

Plain Writing Act Compliance Report — April 13, 2015 [HTML] [PDF]

Plain Writing Act Compliance Report — April 13, 2016 [HTML] [PDF]