Enforcement of New Provisions in OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule Likely to Be Delayed

June 28, 2017

OSHA recently published a proposed rule that would establish a five-month enforcement delay of the new provisions in it’s recordkeeping rule. The new provisions require affected employers to report work-related injuries and illnesses to the agency annually in electronic format. The original enforcement date was July 1, 2017. However, the agency will not be prepared to receive electronic submissions from employers anytime soon. The newly proposed enforcement date is December 1, 2017. The proposed rule is out for public comment until the close of business July 13, 2017. MCAA anticipates that OSHA will proceed with a final rule. The agency is also considering proposing another rule that would revise the controversial recordkeeping regulation. For more information, please read the proposed rule. Updates on this issue are forthcoming.

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