Former OSHA Head Criticizes Regulatory Pullback

Asher TobinIn The News

(Business Insurance) Lawmakers’ invocation of the Congressional Review Act to overturn a U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule requiring them to keep injury and illness records for five years is a “disaster,” according to the former head of OSHA.

In 2016, OSHA issued a rule to clarify that employers have a continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness for five years. It would have become effective Jan. 18, 2017, but Congress used its Congressional Review Act authority to overturn the regulation last April.

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