OSHA Proposes Delay to Electronic Report Compliance Date

- In a June 27 press release, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) delayed the compliance date of the rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, from July 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017. The reason stated for the delay is for the ““purpose of additional review into questions of law and policy.” It will also open the rule up to public comment until July 13, 2017.

The new rule, which requires the electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses, has faced some controversy. While its defendants argue it will add transparency to the process, some critics claim that public accessibility to these documents leaves employers open to unfair persecution.

Read the full press release here. The original rule is also available in its entirety here.

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