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OSHA Delays Electronic Filing Date for Injury and Illness Records Until December 1, 2017

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA has proposed to delay the reporting compliance deadline, until December 1, 2017, for certain employers to electronically file injury and illness data....more

OSHA Delays Electronic Report Rule

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

This morning OSHA issued a press release announcing that it would be delaying the compliance date for its rule requiring most employers to electronically submit their injury and illness data to OSHA. The press release...more

OSHA Proposes Delay Of The Electronic Recordkeeping Rule

by Cozen O'Connor on

As expected, OSHA proposed today to extend the compliance deadline from July 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017 for submission of electronic records under its new recordkeeping rule. This is not surprising as OSHA has yet to make...more

OSHA Indefinitely Suspends July 1 Electronic Injury and Illness Submission Requirements

by Baker Donelson on

As we previously reported, during the last year of President Obama’s Administration, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an amendment to its illness/injury recording keeping rule, which would...more

Tesla’s CEO makes personal pledge for employee safety

by FordHarrison on

Tesla, an electric-automobile manufacturer, made headlines last month after Worksafe, a California-based worker advocacy group, released a report in May indicating that the injury rates at Tesla’s Fremont manufacturing...more

Are We Ever Going to Get OSHA Guidance from the Trump Administration?

by Fisher Phillips on

No one thought that on June 22, we would still not know the Trump administration's enforcement position on the recordkeeping anti-retaliation requirements, including about automatic post-accident drug testing, the Silica...more

OSHA and Ergonomics: The Past, Present, And Future

by Cozen O'Connor on

Ergonomics is the study of work. From an OSHA perspective, it is the process of designing the job to fit the employee, rather than forcing the employee’s body to fit the job. This process may include modifying tasks, the work...more

Unions Leverage OSHA and other Dept. of Labor Enforcement as an Organizing Tactic

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

As the private sector continues to see a decline in labor union membership among employees, labor unions are struggling to remain relevant and recruit new, dues-paying members. Traditionally, when a labor union begins an...more

Employers Do Not Have To Report Injury For Employee Who Does A ‘Daily Stretching Program,’ OSHA Says

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Employers do not have to report a worker as having an injury if they instruct the worker to do regular stretching exercises for a “minor discomfort,” the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has concluded in an...more

OSHA Schedules First “Safe + Sound Week”

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA is sponsoring a “Safe + Sound Week,” another example of a more cooperative approach to worker safety and health issues....more

OSHA Delays New Electronic Record-Keeping Rule, But Anti-Retaliation Obligations Remain

by Locke Lord LLP on

On May 17, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced on its website that it will delay the July 1 deadline requiring certain employers to electronically submit their OSHA injury and illness...more

DOL Challenges Injury and Accident Reporting Policy Under OSHA’s Anti-Retaliation Rule

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

OSHA’s new anti-retaliation rule went into effect on December 1, 2016. The purpose of the new rule was to clarify what OSHA considered “the existing implicit requirement” that an employer work-related injury and illness...more

OSHA Indefinitely Delays E-Recordkeeping Data Submission Requirements

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

In the final year of the Obama Administration, OSHA published a controversial amendment to its Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rule known as the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” Rule. As published last...more

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

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

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

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

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

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