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OSHA Issues Final Retaliation, Record-Keeping Rule

May 11, 2016, 4:00 AM

Employers with safety incentive programs that don’t meet OSHA requirements can be cited for rule violations under a sweeping new record-keeping final rule the Labor Department announced May 11.

The new rule, which takes effect Aug. 10, also requires about 466,000 work sites to electronically submit annual injury and illness log data to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, enabling the agency to post on its public website summaries of each establishment’s records. The electronic submission requirement starts taking effect in 2017 and will be phased in through 2019.

“We are very comfortable we have the statutory authority to do ...