Experts are questioning whether key OSHA initiatives under President Obama’s tenure will continue under President-elect Trump. In particular, the electronic recordkeeping rule, which requires employers to submit virtual injury logs and could subject them to public records requests, is likely in jeopardy. According to a Business Insurance report, the fact that the rule is already being fought in court by employer groups could spur Trump view it as a burden on employers and go through the agency to eliminate it. The agency’s silica rule, published in March after years of delays could also could be vulnerable. Opponents to that standard have argued that OSHA ignored concerns about the technological and economic feasibility of lowering the maximum exposure limits.
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