A U.S. House of Representatives lawmaker has introduced a resolution to overturn a controversial OSHA rule that requires employees to keep injury and illness records for five years. H.J. Res 83, a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act, aims to remove the rule which was a clarification of employers’ obligation to maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness for five years. The rule, which became effective January 18th, was OSHA’s attempt to affirm a long-held agency stance that has been upheld by the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission in cases dating back to 1993, but was rejected by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2012 in AKM L.L.C. v. Secretary of Labor (Volks).
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