OSHA has released a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking,” with intent to define regulations and obligations of employers to make and maintain accurate records of injury and illness.
According to Dr.David Michaels, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, “Accurate records are not simply paperwork, but have an important, in fact life-saving purpose, they will enable employers, employees, researchers and the government to identify and eliminate the most serious workplace hazards – ones that have already caused injuries and illnesses to occur.”
The proposal was published on July 29th, the public can submit comments until September 28th. The rule will aide in OSHA’s role of protecting worker’s and ensuring safety standards are met. To read more click here.