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FAQ about OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule: Establishment vs. Company-wide?

The one question I have been asked more than any other about OSHA’s new final rule for injury and illness recordkeeping electronic submission (aka the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” Rule), is whether...more

You Are a Workplace Safety Rockstar: A Supervisor’s Guide to Taking Safety to the Next Level

It’s time to improve your workplace safety program. Fed-OSHA just announced the sweeping new requirement that, beginning in 2017, many employers must electronically provide to the Agency the details concerning the workplace...more

OSHA’s New Electronic Recordkeeping Rule Creates a Minefield for Employers

On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published its long-awaited electronic recordkeeping rule (“final rule”). The final rule creates numerous new recordkeeping obligations and additional...more

OSHA Changes to Recordkeeping Rules Will Make Injury and Illness Data Public; Restricts Post-Incident Drug Testing and Safety...

Claiming that it will “nudge” employers to focus on safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule which updates the way it collects, and employers report, workplace injury and...more

OSHA To Require Public Disclosure of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

OSHA recently announced a final rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. Under the new rule, employers will be required to submit injury and illness data to OSHA on an annual basis for posting on OSHA’s...more

Too Many RULES, Man!

“Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the rules . . .”* Of course, the mega-topic this week was the U.S. Department of Labor’s Final Rule on white-collar exemptions to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor...more

OSHA Issues New Requirements for Electronic Reporting of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) unveiled a final rule requiring electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses, requiring employers to inform workers of their right to...more

OSHA Publishes New Electronic Reporting Requirement for Workplace Injuries To "Nudge" Employers to Prevent Such Incidents

In November 2013, in response to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report than an estimated three millions workers were injured on the job in 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration...more

New OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements to Take Effect August 2016

On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) finalized a recordkeeping and reporting rule to “modernize injury data collection to better inform workers, employers, the public, and OSHA about...more

Comments on Proposed Rule Regarding Electronic Filing System and Filing Fee

Dear Mr. Kang: We are writing to submit comments on the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (“GAO”) proposed rule, issued April 15, 2016, 81 Fed. Reg. 22,197. Our firm represents small businesses operating across...more

OSHA Plans for Public Disclosure of Employer Illness and Injury Statistics

On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its final rule amending the recordkeeping requirements for employers. The regulation requires electronic submission of OSHA injury and...more

OSHA’s New Final Rule on Reporting Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses May Have Far-Reaching Consequences for Employers

On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued a new final rule governing the tracking and reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses. The new rule, which takes effect, in part, on July...more

OSHA Issues Final Rules for Online Posting of Injury and Illness Data, Discouraging Retaliation

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued final regulations that permit the agency to post employer injury and illness data online, and also prohibit employers from discouraging workers'...more

OSHA New Reporting Requirements and Anti-Retaliation Rules for Workplace Safety Violations

On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule intended to inform workers, OSHA and the public about workplace hazards that occur at an employer’s worksite. Under the new rule,...more

OSHA To Post Employer Injury Data Online, Will Require Employers to Submit Logs Electronically

Seyfarth Synopsis: New OSHA final rule requires employer to submit data electronically, to be posted on the OSHA website. On May 12, 2016 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration published the final rules...more

OSHA Issues Final Rules on Electronic Injury Reporting

On Wednesday, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued final regulations changing the way businesses report injury and illness experience. The new rules take effect January 1, 2017, and will for the...more

OSHA’s New Electronic Accident Reporting Rule Seeks to Dramatically Impair Post-Accident Drug and Alcohol Testing

Many thousands of employers implement post-accident drug and alcohol testing policies to promote workplace safety, as part of accident investigation efforts and in the hope of reducing workplace accidents and workers’...more

OSHA Rule Requires Public Reporting of Injuries by Employers, Bans "Unreasonable" Requirements for Employees to Report

On Wednesday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration amended its occupational injury and illness recordkeeping rules to require larger establishments with at least 250 employees at any time during the previous...more

OSHA’s Public Shaming of Employers, i.e., New Recordkeeping Rules

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized its controversial workplace injury and illness reporting rules. The new requirements are effective August 10, 2016, with...more

Breaking News – OSHA Unveils Controversial Final Injury Recordkeeping Data Submission Rule

In a May 11, 2016 press release, the Labor Department announced its latest effort to “nudge” employers to operate safer workplaces by way of issuing OSHA’s controversial final rule for injury and illness recordkeeping...more

Moving Workplace Injury and Safety Reporting Into the Digital Age: Electronic Reporting Requirements For OSHA Data

On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration finalized its 2013 proposed rule aimed at improving tracking of workplace injuries, increasing transparency and encouraging employees to report violations. ...more

OSHA Issues Final Rule Requiring Electronic Injury and Illness Reporting

In an attempt to modernize reporting and data collection, OSHA has released its final rule requiring employers in certain industries to electronically submit injury and illness data to OSHA. These requirements do not add to...more

New OSHA Rules Require Electronic Reporting of Workplace Injury Records

Action Item: Employers must be aware of new Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules that require electronic submission of workplace injury and illness records and strengthen the anti-retaliation protections for...more

OSHA Greatly Increases Workplace Injury Reporting Requirements

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule on May 11, 2016 that greatly enhances injury and illness data collection from employers. The new rule will require many...more

New Workplace Injuries, Illnesses Rule Mandates Electronic Information Submission, Bars Retaliation

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses,” its long-anticipated final rule revising its Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses...more

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