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OSHA repeals dealer recordkeeping exemptions

September 26, 2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has repealed a number of industry exemptions from its mandate that employers with 11 or more employees keep a workplace injury and illness log, including one for car dealers that dates back to the 1980s. 
Effective Jan. 1, 2015, car dealers must use OSHA Form 300 to record workplace injuries and illnesses. By Feb. 1, 2016, they also must post an OSHA Form 300A summary of the workplace injury and illnesses that occurred in 2015. 
Dealers can access an OSHA fact sheet on this month’s rule and an online tool to train employees on how to fill out the newly required forms. 
As a concession, the final rule contains a commitment by OSHA to review the efficacy of the changes in two years, the direct result of the NADA’s unwavering opposition to the exemption repeal, first proposed by OSHA in 2011. 
NADA Regulatory Affairs will soon issue an all-member FAQ on the topic. Questions can be directed to NADA Regulatory Affairs at 703.821.7040 or