Rule Changes to OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Standard

On January 25, 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule rescinding their “2016 Rule” which had been established to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. This most recent final rule changes OSHA’s electronic recordkeeping standard. This change was promulgated because of concerns over “privacy” of employee information contained in … Continued

Expert Update: When OSHA Knocks

When a safety program is in force and everything is in place, it is sometimes easy to think that we are in the clear. What happens when a severe injury occurs? Was it an amputation or loss of an eye? Was the employee admitted to the hospital or were they just there for observation? Does … Continued

OSHA Proposes a Delay to Electronic Reporting

In a recent update to its record keeping web page, OSHA has indicated it will not be ready to receive electronic workplace injury and illness reports by the established July 1, 2017 deadline. The obligation for employers in certain industries to electronically submit injury and illness data is a new requirement contained in the final … Continued