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OSHA releases the Final Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
Posted .September 02, 2016

OSHA releases the Final Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

 

The final rule revises OSHA's regulation on Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (29 CFR 1904). The new rule requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data to OSHA that they are already required to keep under OSHA regulations. The content of these establishment-specific submissions depends on the size and industry of the employer.


In order to ensure the completeness and accuracy of injury and illness data collected by employers and reported to OSHA, the final rule also:



 

  • It requires employers to inform employees of their right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation;
  • It clarifies the existing implicit requirement that an employer's procedure for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses must be reasonable and not deter or discourage employees from reporting;
  • It incorporates the existing statutory prohibition on retaliating against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses.


Read the complete Frequently Asked Questions about OSHA's Final Rule HERE


Infinity Insurance Partners can help your business to implement all the required procedures in order to be in compliance with all the new OSHA regulations.

 

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