The White House has signed off on a controversial new regulatory rule that will expand electronic recordkeeping requirements for workplace injuries and illnesses and make such records publicly available. The Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs completed its review on Friday. The final rule has not yet been published, but, according to initial reports, OSHA has received the authority from the office to publish the rule with unknown changes. OSHA’s stated intention to make companies’ injury records open to the public has been criticized by the business community, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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