Controversial OSHA Recordkeeping Rule Provision Rescinded

April 4, 2017

 

The President signed into law H. J. Res 83, a resolution of disapproval rescinding a controversial change to OSHA’s recordkeeping rule. The rescinded provision extended the statute of limitations for OSHA to issue citations for recordkeeping violations from six months to five years. MCAA and other industry stakeholders insistently lobbied Congress in support of the joint resolution. The resolution not only rescinds the controversial provision, but bars OSHA from issuing a similar provision or rule in the future. The six-month statute of limitations was originally established by Congress in the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

I’ve thanked the terrific MCAA staff. Now I want to thank all the terrific MCAA members (many of whom brought their families to Phoenix) for supporting MCAA by attending our convention. I sincerely hope everyone had a great time at #MCAA19.

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