OSHA Delays New Reporting Regulation

OSHA Delays New Reporting Regulation

Quoted from MSCI’s Beltway Briefing, Monday, July 18, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced last week that it will delay enforcement of its new injury and illness reporting rule. Instead of going into effect on August 10, 2016, OSHA will now enforce the regulation beginning on November 1, 2016. 

The decision came after a lawsuit challenging the rule was filed by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and other groups in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. On Tuesday, the NAM had asked for a preliminary injunction that, if granted, would prohibit OSHA from implementing the rule at all. 

In a statement, OSHA said it decided to delay enforcement of the regulation in order to give itself more time to conduct outreach to employers and to provide them with educational materials and guidance. Click here to read OSHA’s memo.

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