Safety and OSHA News

Drug testing, safety incentives OK under OSHA recordkeeping regulation

OSHA has issued a memo that it hopes will clear up some confusion over whether certain drug testing and safety incentive programs aren’t permitted under its 2016 recordkeeping regulation.  [Read more…]

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OSHA injury summaries must be posted starting Feb. 1

Your OSHA injury recordkeeping requirements include not only reporting to the government, but posting a summary for employees to see, too.  [Read more…]

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Top 10 safety stories of 2017

See which ones of our stories safety pros were most interested in reading this year.  [Read more…]

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Congress votes to repeal OSHA’s 5-year recordkeeping rule

Using the Congressional Review Act (CRA), Congress has passed a measure to rescind an OSHA rule that requires companies with more than 10 employees to keep injury records for five years.  [Read more…]

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Has OSHA eliminated its proposal to publish workplace injury data?

A yet-to-be-implemented part of OSHA’s recent revisions on reporting workplace injuries may not go into effect at all.  [Read more…]

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What will OSHA be like under President Trump?

On the one hand, candidate Donald Trump decried government regulations. On the other hand, he promised to be a friend to workers (and not killing or injuring them is certainly the friendly thing to do). So how exactly do those two promises play out when it comes to OSHA?  [Read more…]

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OSHA delays enforcement of incentive & drug testing provisions of new rule

OSHA is delaying enforcement of provisions in its new injury and illness reporting rule having to do with safety incentive and drug testing programs.  [Read more…]

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Topics involving OSHA rank No. 1 and No. 3 in our survey of safety pros

We asked safety pros to rate which of 21 safety topics are most important to them. Ones involving OSHA ranked at the top of the list.  [Read more…]

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OSHA proposal: More of companies’ injury data available online

More information about companies’ injury and illness data would be available online to the public through a new OSHA proposal. [Read more…]

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OSHA tells its inspectors to look out for safety incentive programs

OSHA is telling its investigators: During inspections, watch for workplace policies and practices that could discourage workers from reporting injuries, which could be a violation of whistleblower and recordkeeping rules. Among the policies they’re told to look for: certain types of safety incentive programs. [Read more…]

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