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OSHA reverses position on injury and illness recordkeeping enforcement

May 19, 2017
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration this month announced it has reversed its prior position that employers can be cited for up to five years after an alleged injury or illness recordkeeping violation occurs. Employers now can be cited for only up to six months after the occurrence of an alleged injury or illness recordkeeping violations.
The reversal follows President Trump’s signing on April 3 of House Joint Resolution 83, a Congressional Review Act joint resolution of disapproval of a 2016 Obama administration rule. The CRA enables Congress to eliminate certain rules with a simple majority vote in both houses and prohibits the promulgation of a substantially similar rule without the express consent of Congress.
The National Automobile Dealers Association lent its support to H. J. Res 83 and strongly critiqued OSHA’s prior position in comments filed earlier in 2016. For more information contact