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OSHA Recordkeeping Rule Starts White House Review

Oct. 18, 2016, 3:01 PM

Employers would have to maintain accurate records of worker injuries and illnesses under an OSHA proposed rule sent for White House review.

Under statute, the White House Office of Management and Budget is supposed to complete its review within 90 days. It received the rule Oct. 14, records show.

The proposal (RIN:1218-AC84) would amend the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s regulations to clarify that the duty to keep accurate records of recordable injuries and illnesses doesn’t expire if an employer fails to create the records when first required to do so. Rather, the proposed rule states employers ...