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OSHA Update: Volk's Rule Overturned

Published Apr 14, 2017 11:52:01 AM

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Last week, President Donald Trump signed the measure to overturn the Volk's Rule. This controversial U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule obligates employers to keep injury and illness records for five years.  

What's the impact? 

The repealing of the Volk's Rule limits OSHA's enforcement capabilities when it comes to recordkeeping requirements. OSHA is now prohibited from issuing employers citations for failing to record injuries or illnesses beyond the six-month time period, instead of the prior five-and-a-half year time period. However, employers still will be required to maintain injury and illness records for 5 years and should continue to update their OSHA 300 Logs. 


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Topics: OSHA