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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New Injury Reporting Procedures from OSHA

Last week, we advised you that OSHA fines were being dramatically increased to “catch up” with inflation since they were last hiked in 1990.  This week, we want you to be aware of a new procedure for reporting work-related injuries that takes effect on January 1, 2017, with specific prohibitions on retaliation against employees that…

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