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The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is a United States federal agency established in 1970 by the Occupational Health and Safety Act. OSHA is part of the Department of Labor and is charged... more +
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is a United States federal agency established in 1970 by the Occupational Health and Safety Act. OSHA is part of the Department of Labor and is charged with assuring healthy, safe, working environments. OSHA sets and enforces safety standards and policies. Examples of OSHA's duties include setting limits on workers' exposure to hazardous substances, ensuring workers have access to safety information and protective equipment, and providing employers and workers proper training to prevent dangerous conditions. less -

OSHA Filing Date Up in the Air: A Summary of the Electronic Occupational Injury/Illness Reporting Requirement

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Last year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) promulgated a regulation that requires, among other things, certain employers to electronically submit occupational injury/illness information to OSHA...more

OSHA Indefinitely Postpones Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records

by Bryan Cave on

With a July 1, 2017 deadline looming, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) just announced on its website an indefinite extension for the electronic submission of injury and illness logs. This extension...more

Don’t Report Yet! OSHA Holds Off on Electronic Posting Requirements

Last July, we wrote about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new electronic reporting requirements, which will require certain employers (those with 250 or more employees, or those with 20-249 employees in...more

OSHA Indefinitely Delays Electronic Reporting Requirements

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Last week, the Labor Department indefinitely delayed enforcement of at least the first phase-in deadline of its electronic reporting requirements for injury and illness logs. Specifically, OSHA’s Injury and Illness...more

Trumpdate: Proposed Budget Shows “Yuuuge” Changes Afoot In Labor And Employment Arena

Yesterday, the Trump Administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which runs from October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018. Here are the highlights related to labor and employment law, and there are a...more

OSHA Delays Electronic Recordkeeping Compliance Date

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it intends to delay for an unknown period of time the initial compliance deadline for electronic submission of injury and illness recordkeeping...more

OSHA Likely to Postpone Electronic Injury and Illness Reporting

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

OSHA has announced it intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017 deadline by which certain employers were scheduled to begin reporting workplace injuries and illnesses electronically, as required by OSHA's new rule. ...more

[Webinar] OSHA Interpretations and Variances: Regulatory Strategies Resurrected in a Trump Administration - June 6th, 1:00pm ET

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

A new world has just taken hold in Washington, DC, and with it, we expect OSHA to be much more open to employers’ views how regulatory programs should apply in their workplaces. This opens the door to regulatory strategies...more

OSHA Provides Update On Electronic Recordkeeping

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) just announced that it is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time. Further, OSHA intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017...more

Oregon OSHA Issues Proposed Changes to Regulations Regarding Occupational Exposure to Beryllium in General Industry, Construction,...

by Stoel Rives LLP on

In response to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s adoption of revised beryllium exposure standards, Oregon OSHA has proposed to adopt the federal OSHA final rules, with minor modifications that would...more

OSHA Update OSHA Intends To Give Employers A Reprieve On Electronic Submission Of Injury Summaries

As we have previously reported, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was going to require certain employers to submit their Form 300A annual injury and illness summaries electronically. This requirement was part...more

OSHA Announces Delay To Electronic Recordkeeping Rule - Scheduled Implementation Date Of July 1 Is Now Off The Table

by Fisher Phillips on

Employers will be relieved, at least temporarily, of the requirement to file injury information through an electronic recordkeeping system that was scheduled to take effect this July 1. The Occupational Safety and Health...more

The Suspense is Killing Me! What Big Labor Bills Will Make it Off the Suspense File?

by Fisher Phillips on

In the California Legislature, bills first are referred to the appropriate policy committee for hearing. Labor bills are referred to the Labor Committee, crime bills are referred to the Public Safety Committee, health bills...more

OSHA Delays Deadline for Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Logs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it will extend the July 1, 2017 deadline for electronic submission of employers’ injury and illness logs. The agency has added a statement to its...more

OSHA E-Filing Rule on Hold

by Barley Snyder on

The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Wednesday suspended a recent rule change requiring companies to electronically report their injury and illness records. The rule, which took...more

OSHA Delays Start of New Online Recordkeeping Rule

by BakerHostetler on

On May 17, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that employers do not have to file injury and illness information online with OSHA by the July 1 filing deadline. As we noted in a previous alert, on May...more

OSHA to Extend Deadline for Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Summaries

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

OSHA has announced that it “intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017 deadline” for the first phase of its rule requiring the electronic submission of injury and illness records. ...more

OSHA Extends Deadline for Electronically Submitting Worker Injury and Illness Records

by Ruder Ware on

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on May 17, 2017 that the deadline for employers with 250 and more employees to electronically submit information from their 2016 Form 300A to OSHA is being...more

Breaking News: OSHA Proposes to Delay Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA has announced that it will be proposing a delay to the July 1, 2017 deadline for certain employers to electronically file injury and illness data....more

OSHA Issues Chemical Process Safety Management Reports For Small Businesses And Storage Facilities

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued two reports on the safe management of hazards by small businesses and storage facilities that use highly hazardous chemicals in business processes. In 1994,...more

Video Killed the Radio Star: Will Automation Kill the Labor Force?

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Automation is redefining the workplace. While some may fear that automation will displace workers, automation can enhance a company’s workforce and improve productivity. In this segment, we examine industry...more

OSHA To Extend Electronic Recordkeeping Compliance Date

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In an email sent today to stakeholders, OSHA announced that it intends to delay the July 1, 2017 compliance date for the electronic submission of the 2016 Form 300A. As part of the final rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace...more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 5/15-5/19

by Fisher Phillips on

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week....more

Whistleblowing Increases with Increasing Visibility

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

While the current administration is taking steps to dismantle what it views as excessive regulation, one thing is clear: whistleblowers continue to blow the whistle, and ever more visibly so....more

One DOL Drug Testing Rule Officially Gone – Is OSHA Next?

by Cozen O'Connor on

On May 10, the Department of Labor officially nullified a rule passed during the Obama administration that limited states’ ability to require mandatory drug testing for individuals applying for unemployment benefits. As...more

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