Republicans Don’t Want Employers to Keep Injury Records

Congressional Republicans are aiming to repeal a regulation issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) which mandates that employers keep records of serious work-related injuries and illnesses for 5 years. This would be a major setback for workers in dangerous industries where proper record-keeping helps identify health and safety-related trends, and thus enables both employers and unions to address them. 

To be clear, OSHA used to mandate that employers keep records for up to 40 years. Unfortunately, a court limited that mandate to just 6 months. OSHA then came back with a new rule compromising at 5 years. Now Republicans are trying to do away with that rule entirely. 

See the letter from the AFL-CIO below…

AFL-CIO’s letter opposing H.J. Res 83- CRA Disapproval of OSHA rule

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Updated: March 28, 2017 — 9:14 am