OSHA has issued a supplemental notice of proposed rule-making for a controversial set of new regulations initially set forth last November (2013.) OSHA sought to: “amend the agency’s regulation on the annual OSHA injury and illness reporting requirements to add three new electronic reporting obligations. At a public meeting on the proposal, many stakeholders expressed concern that the proposal could motivate employers to under-record their employees’ injuries and illnesses…OSHA is considering adding provisions that will make it a violation for an employer to discourage employee reporting in these ways.” The comment period for these regulations has been extended until October 14th.
Read the proposed regulations and get information on how to submit comments from OSHA here.
Read about employer retaliation concerns and under-reporting from WorkCompCentral here.