OSHA Expands Inspections & COVID-19 Reporting

On Tuesday of this week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a new policy regarding inspections and enforcement during the coronavirus pandemic as well as the obligation of employers to record COVID-19 cases within their workforce. Beginning Monday, May 26, the agency will begin to resume the usual level of in-person inspections of…

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OSHA Softens Reporting Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) last week issued formal notice of its intention to rescind an Obama-era rule on injury and illness reporting. The rule was implemented in 2016 and requires employers with 250 or more workers, and employers in especially dangerous occupations, to report detailed injury data including a trove of personal…

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OSHA Delays Injury Reporting Rule

Elsewhere in the federal bureaucracy, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is officially delaying new reporting requirements implemented by the Obama administration that dramatically increased the obligations of businesses to report illnesses and injuries in the workplace. The electronic reporting requirements were originally to be effective last August, then postponed to November, then January,…

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