OSHA issued a proposed rule in late July 2015 entitled “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation To Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness”.
According to the proposed rule, no new obligations are created through this rulemaking, yet the proposed rule revises the language of various record keeping requirements, including requiring an employer to maintain and make available records for the year in which the injury or illness occurred. Further, OSHA has the authority for a full year to cite an employer who fails to record an injury or illness within the seven calendar day requirement. These revisions are in response to a 2012 Court of Appeals decision.
More information about the proposed rule can be seen on the Jackson Lewis OSHA Law Blog. Comments to the proposed rule must be submitted by September 27, 2015. AHCA will work with our consultants at Jackson Lewis P.C. to develop and submit comments.