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OSHA Proposing to Vastly Expand its Recordkeeping Regulatory Proposal

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued a supplemental rulemaking on August 14 proposing to vastly expand its current recordkeeping regulatory proposal in ways that will directly impact company safety and health policies.  AGC is concerned that the supplemental rulemaking goes far beyond the requirements for properly recording injuries/illnesses.  Specifically, the requirements could potentially interfere with an employer’s ability to establish, implement, and enforce company policies designed to promote a safe and healthy workplace.

The expansion of this rulemaking is said to be in response to concerns raised during the public meetings held on Jan. 9-10, 2014.  In those public meetings, a couple of speakers expressed fears that the initial proposal to require electronic injury and illness reporting could potentially result in employers adopting policies and procedures to discourage injury and illness reporting.

The comment period ends Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Please take a minute to send comments on the recordkeeping rule.

For more information, please contact Kevin Cannon at (703) 837-5410 or cannonk@agc.org.

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Associated General Contractors of America
Associated General Contractors of America

2300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400
Arlington, VA, 22201

toll-free: (800) 242-1767
info@agc.org
http://www.agc.org/


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