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OSHA Hikes Fine for Failure of Timely Reporting

OSHA has had rules for injury-related recordkeeping and reporting since 2002, when standard 29 CFR 1904 was first enacted. With one eye on ways to improve workplace safety and another on how effectively their standard is implemented in the field, OSHA recently adjusted the reporting requirements for serious injuries and increased the fine for failing to report serious, work-related injuries on time.

Topics: Recordkeeping and Reporting

OSHA Regional Emaphsis Program Targets Midwest Manufacturing Industries

A Regional Emphasis Program (REP) launched by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is targeting manufacturing industries in the Midwest. Implemented in January of 2016, this OSHA REP targets Midwest manufacturing industries in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. As part of the REP, industry manufacturers with high rates of injury or illness will be more likely to receive a comprehensive health and safety evaluation by OSHA. In order to be prepared for these potential evaluations, manufacturers must take steps to improve their health and safety training programs.  

Topics: News and Regulatory Alerts