Archive for OSHA’ Category

OSHA’s New Recordkeeping Rule Will Take Effect December 1 As Scheduled
Dec

2

2016

OSHA’s New Recordkeeping Rule Will Take Effect December 1 As Scheduled

In a November 28, 2016 decision, a federal district court in Texas denied a preliminary injunction to block the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. This means that the antiretaliation provisions will take effect on December 1, 2016 and the electronic filing provision takes effect in 2017. In filing suit, plaintiffs sought an injunction challenging the…

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OSHA Penalties after August 1, 2016
Jul

14

2016

OSHA Penalties after August 1, 2016

www.thinkhr.comOSHA Penalties Increasing by 78 Percent After August 1, 2016Section 701 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 contains the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Improvements Act of 2015, which requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and most other federal agencies to implement inflation-adjusted civil penalty increases. The Inflation Adjustment Act also allows OSHA a one time “catch-up adjustment” to adjust for inflation…

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Jun

28

2016

OSHA Reporting Changes: Employer Checklist

By Nancy Bourque HR Practice Leader at United Benefit AdvisorsThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued sweeping changes to record-keeping and reporting rules. Starting in 2017, employers with as few as 20 employees may be required to electronically report workplace injuries and illnesses on an annual basis, and the information from those reports will be searchable, by employer name, by any member of…

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OSHA’s Final Rule on Electronic Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
Jun

20

2016

OSHA’s Final Rule on Electronic Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

By Nancy Bourque HR Practice Leader at United Benefit AdvisorsBeginning in 2017, certain employers with as few as 20 employees at a single site will be required to electronically file information about employee injuries and accidents that occurred in the prior year. This means that, for many employers, injuries and illnesses occurring in 2016 will be subject to this change.Employers of as few as one…

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