OSHA Makes Sweeping Changes to its Illness and Injury Reporting Rule

May 20, 2016

By: Michael D. Billok

OSHA Makes Sweeping Changes to its Illness and Injury Reporting Rule, Business Journal News Network, 5/21/16

Most employers traditionally have had little to no interaction with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the federal agency tasked with overseeing workplace safety. Unless they were inspected by OSHA — and the 35,820 inspections conducted in fiscal-year 2015 pales in comparison to the tens of millions of employers across the country — most businesses, particularly smaller businesses, may have gone for many years without interacting with the agency. But that is about to change.

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