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ACA Submits Comments to OSHA in Support of Electronic Reporting Deadline Extension

July 17, 2017 Industry News
OSHA's proposed delay would push the electronic reporting compliance date from July 1, 2017, to Dec. 1, 2017.

OSHA Proposes Compliance Date Delay for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports

June 30, 2017 Industry News
OSHA's proposed delay would push the electronic reporting compliance date from July 1, 2017, to Dec. 1, 2017.

Congress Passes Resolution to Overturn OSHA Final Rule on Recordkeeping Citations

March 28, 2017 Industry News
Last December, OSHA released its final rule clarifying an employer’s continuing obligation to make and maintain accurate injury and illness records. The final rule extended the statute of limitations for which the agency can issue citations for recording, keeping violations to five years and six months, as opposed to just six months that most employers interpreted previously.

OSHA Releases Final Rule on Recordkeeping Citations

January 3, 2017 Industry News
OSHA maintains that it can cite employers for recordkeeping violations for up to six months after the five-year retention period expires, not just six months after the initial failure to record (first day of occurrence, or injury), without running afoul of the OSH Act’s statute of limitations.

OSHA Updates Safety and Health Programs Recommended Practices

October 25, 2016 Industry News
The recommendations — which are advisory only and do not create any new legal obligations or alter existing obligations created by OSHA standards or regulations — update OSHA’s 1989 guidelines to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues.

OSHA Proposes Revision of Lockout/Tagout Standard

October 25, 2016 Industry News
Currently, the lockout/tagout rule requires employers to have safety systems in place to prevent workers from being injured by machinery that starts operating without warning.