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OSHA has proposed several new rules that will cast a wide net over all types of companies. Some, like Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, will have a significant effect on business’ safety plans. And while OSHA is working on new regulations, it continues strict enforcement of existing rules.
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On the day that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced the preliminary count of workplace fatalities in 2013, OSHA also revealed changes in injury reporting that will begin in less than four months.
It pays to listen to workers’ safety concerns. Otherwise, they may go straight to OSHA, which can result in an inspection and large fines. That’s what happened to this company.
OSHA now has a new, powerful weapon in its arsenal to hit companies hard for PPE and training violations when a new rule takes effect.
OSHA has proposed making it easier to take action against companies that discourage employees from reporting injuries.