OUCH! Now What? OSHA Creates New Rules for Reporting and Submitting Records of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

May 19, 2016

On May 11, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Final Rule modifying workplace injury and illness reporting requirements. Certain employers will be subject to new online reporting that will be made publicly available. The employer-side requirements of the new Rule go into effect on January 1, 2017, and new language clarifying employees’ reporting rights go into effect on August 10, 2016.

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