On July 8
ABC and a coalition of stakeholders filed a lawsuit
against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) final rule on Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, commonly referred to as the “electronic reporting and anti-retaliation final rule.” The complaint filed on July 8, immediately challenged the anti-retaliation provisions of the final rule that limit post-accident drug testing and safety incentive programs. On Feb. 8, the complaint was amended to include the provisions that would require many employers to electronically submit detailed injury and illness records to OSHA, which would then be posted on the internet.
The anti-retaliation provisions of the final rule went into effect on Dec. 1, 2016. The electronic reporting provisions went into effect Jan. 1, 2017, and will be phased in over a two year
period. More information on the compliance dates can be found here
ABC will continue to keep members updated on any developments in the lawsuit through Newsline