OSHA Proposing to Vastly Expand its Recordkeeping Regulatory Proposal

On Aug. 14, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued a supplemental rule making proposing to vastly expand its current record keeping regulatory proposal in ways that will directly impact company safety and health policies. 

The expansion of this rule making is said to be in response to concerns raised during the public meetings held on Jan. 9-10, 2014.  In those public meetings, a couple of speakers expressed fears that the initial proposal to require electronic injury and illness reporting could potentially result in employers adopting policies and procedures to discourage injury and illness reporting. 

AGC is concerned that the supplemental rule making goes far beyond the requirements for properly recording injuries/illnesses.  Specifically, the requirements could potentially interfere with an employer’s ability to establish, implement, and enforce company policies designed to promote a safe and healthy workplace.

The comment period ends Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Please take a minute to send comments on the record keeping rule.