OSHA regulations require companies to provide free medical surveillance for employees with symptoms of excessive hexavalent chromium chemical exposure. A recent fine issued by the agency sends a message: When OSHA says free, it means at no cost to the employees.
Heads up! It’s time again to electronically submit injury summaries to OSHA. March 2, 2020, is the deadline for electronically reporting your OSHA Form 300A data for calendar year 2019. Who has to report? Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and facilities with 20-249 […]
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is questioning President Obama’s choice to head OSHA.
Heads up: Starting Jan. 1, 2015, companies under federal OSHA jurisdiction will have to follow some revised injury reporting regulations.
Even the most safety-conscious companies sometimes have workers that get injured or sick on the job. Like many non-exempt businesses with 11 or more employees, you’re keeping an Occupational Safety and Health Act-required record of serious work-related injuries (requiring more than first aid) and illnesses via OSHA’s Form 300 — the Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. […]
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.
To address a 2012 court decision, OSHA has proposed a rule to clarify that it can look at up to five years worth of an employer’s injury records and issue penalties if they’re incomplete.
A new court ruling significantly changes how far back OSHA can look for violations of its standard on recording employee injuries.
Questions have arisen about whether the Trump administration has weakened the OSHA electronic injury reporting rule because there appear to be few (if any) penalties tied to not reporting. That’s changed.
OSHA has issued a regulation that requires employers to keep injury and illness records for five years.
Here’s an important reminder for outdoor workers and their employers: Insect stings can kill. Since that’s a recognized hazard, employers may face fines in cases such as this one:
OSHA has agreed for the second time to delay enforcement of the anti-retaliation provisions in its injury and illness tracking rule until Dec. 1, 2016.
OSHA has agreed to make the work-related injury and illness records of 237,000 employers available to advocacy group Public Citizen, following a two-year court battle. Public Citizen used the Freedom of Information Act to request the information, which is recorded on OSHA Form 300A, but OSHA withheld the records, claiming they contained confidential information exempt […]
When it comes to OSHA’s beryllium standard for construction, it seems there isn’t as much overlap with other standards as the agency initially thought.
Earlier this year, a review panel addressed OSHA’s ability to issue fines for not having injury records that date back from more than the current year. Now OSHA has used its new authority to level an additional $40,000 in fines to one company.
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