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OSHA Expands Employers’ Reporting Requirements for Work-Related Injuries and Fatalities

On Sept. 11, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced revisions to its rule that requires employers to notify OSHA when employees suffer a work-related hospitalization or fatality. Under the previous rule, OSHA’s regulations required an employer to report the work-related fatality of one or more persons and the … Continue Reading

OSHA Proposes Changes to its Recordkeeping Rules that Would Make Injury and Illness Data Available to the Public

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued proposed rules that would require certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness information to OSHA on a periodic basis.  Encouraged by President Obama’s Open Government Initiative, OSHA proposes to make this information available to the public via online postings. The Current Rules Under the current standard, … Continue Reading

ALERT! OSHA Launches Online Complaint System Making It Easier for Workers to File Whistleblower Complaints

As part of its effort to protect employee whistleblowers, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s Whistleblower Protection Program launched on December 5 an online complaint system to make it easier for employees to file complaints against unsuspecting employers.  Baker Hostetler’s Whistleblower and Compliance Team issued an Executive Alert on the new system.  Read it here.… Continue Reading