Occupational Safety & Health Reporter℠

Worker Injury Reporting Rule Faces Legal Challenges on All Sides

Jan. 25, 2019, 7:15 PM

The legal fight over whether OSHA will collect or make public employers’ injury and illness records isn’t over, those on both sides of the issue tell Bloomberg Law.

Public Citizen, an advocacy group often aligned with worker organizations, and two public health groups filed a lawsuit Jan. 25 challenging the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new revision to its electronic reporting rule.

The OSHA rule change, first announced Jan. 24, ends a mandate enacted during the Obama administration that work sites with 250 or more workers submit online a logbook of each injury and illness, called Form 300, and detailed...

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