A coalition of associations, an insurance company and employers has filed a legal challenge against OSHA’s controversial electronic record-keeping rule. In May, OSHA issued a final rule to expand electronic record-keeping requirements for workplace injuries and illnesses and make such records publicly available. The new rule, which takes full effect January 1st, 2017, requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they are already required to record on their on-site OSHA Injury and Illness forms. The National Association of Manufacturers, Great American Insurance Co. and several other organizations filed the challenge against OSHA’s electronic record-keeping rule in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas on Friday.
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