OSHA clarifies employer obligation to record employee injuries and illnesses

iStock_000041701014_Large-e1438696307409

WASHINGTON — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” which amends its recordkeeping regulations to better explain its long-standing position on recordkeeping of work-sustained employee injury and illness, according to a release.

OSHA clarifies that it is a necessity for employers to record each job-related injury or illness and maintain that record for at least five years.

“Accurate records are not simply paperwork but have an important, in fact life-saving purpose,” Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels clarified in the release. “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 proposed rule, which was published on July 29, is available for public comment by clicking here or visiting www.regulations.gov. Comments must be submitted by September 28.

Cleanfax Staff

Cleanfax provides cleaning and restoration professionals with information designed to help them manage and grow their businesses.

Follow Cleanfax Staff

Related Posts

Share This Article

Join Our Newsletter

Expert Videos

Popular Content

CoreLogic

CoreLogic: Spearheading Innovation and Technology in the Restoration Industry

Insurance_Webinar_600x300_CF

Insurance Restoration Strategies Unlocked: How to Identify & Conquer Top Challenges in the Industry

AI sales

Is AI Going to Be the Death of the Salesperson?

Grow your social media

The Digital Marketing Demystified Series—Part 2: Grow Your Business with Social Media

Digital Marketing - Part 1

The Digital Marketing Demystified Series—Part 1: World Class Email Marketing

Polls

As a restoration contractor, does it concern you that some insurance companies are dropping coverage in certain states, such as California and Florida?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...