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OSHA Extends Injury and Illness Reporting Deadline to December 15th

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, OSHA announced another extension of the deadline for many employers to electronically report data from their 2016 OSHA 300A forms from this Friday, December 1st, to Friday, December...more

OSHA Set to Revise Electronic Reporting Rule

Several sources have reported that OSHA is moving forward to revise its “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule which, as of now, will require many employers to electronically report data from their 2016...more

Trump To Tap FedEx Safety Head to Lead OSHA

On October 27, 2017, the White House announced its intention to nominate Scott Mugno to the position of Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA. Mr. Mugno currently is the Vice President for Safety, Sustainability and Vehicle...more

OSHA Now Fully Enforcing Silica in Construction Standard

On October 19, 2017, OSHA’s Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary issued interim guidance to Regional Administrators on the new Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard. In this guidance, OSHA explains that as of...more

OSHA Grants Brief Reprieve on Silica Enforcement

On September 20, 2017, OSHA’s Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary issued a memorandum to Regional Administrators on the new Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, which becomes effective September 23, 2017. In...more

OSHA Update: OSHA Proposes Extended Deadline for Electronic Filing of Injury and Illness Reports

On June 28, 2017, OSHA proposed a five-month extension for certain employers to electronically file their 2016 OSHA 300A Annual Summary Forms with OSHA. The deadline is currently set to arrive on July 1, 2017. As proposed,...more

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

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 Advisory: OSHA Drops Controversial Inspection Interpretation

Last week, OSHA rescinded a controversial 2013 interpretation letter that allowed union representatives – including organizers – to participate in OSHA inspections at non-union workplaces. Many employers and employer groups...more

OSHA Update: OSHA Delays Enforcing Silica Standard in Construction

On April 6th, OSHA announced a delay in the enforcement of its crystalline silica standard in the construction industry. Enforcement will be delayed until September 23, 2017, so that additional outreach, educational...more

Congress Repeals New OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rule - President Trump Blocks Fair Pay and Safe Work Places Executive...

Last week, the Senate approved a resolution killing a recordkeeping rule finalized by OSHA in December 2016, and this week, President Trump signed a congressional resolution invalidating the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces...more

Employer Duty to Record Injuries and Illnesses Extended to Five Years

On December 19, OSHA issued an amendment to its injury and illness recordkeeping regulation. The change states that an employer’s duty to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses is an ongoing...more

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