In national news:

United States Steel Corp. has agreed to rescind its policy of requiring employees to immediately report injuries and illnesses and then punishing employees for failing to abide by the policy. The Department of Labor sued the Pittsburgh-based manufacturer in federal court in mid-February seeking to reverse disciplinary actions against two employees for failing to immediately report workplace injuries in accordance with company policy. To settle the lawsuit, U.S. Steel agreed to immediately rescind its reporting policy and never to reinstate or enforce that policy or any other containing a requirement that makes it impossible or impracticable for an employee to meet when the employee may not know he or she sustained an injury or illness at the time of the incident.

Read further coverage from Business Insurance here. Read details about the original case from OSHA here.

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