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Agency’s Injury Reporting Proposal Doesn’t Settle Employers’ Concerns

July 27, 2018, 7:45 PM

Employers want OSHA to introduce more changes to the agency’s July 27 proposal to undo important provisions of an Obama-era safety rule requiring companies to file injury and illness reports with the government.

In addition to dropping mandates for employers to send the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports of individual cases, businesses want OSHA to cancel related policies restricting drug testing and safety incentive programs. They are also targeting provisions allowing OSHA to cite employers alleged to have discouraged workers from reporting safety or health concerns to supervisors.

“Unfortunately, OSHA did not address the problems associated with the...

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