On Oct. 18, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it agreed to further delay enforcement
of the anti-retaliation provisions of OSHA’s final rule on Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
until Dec. 1st. Under the anti-retaliation provisions of the final rule, some forms of post-accident drug testing and accident-free incentive programs will be deemed unlawfully retaliatory.
The delay is a result of ABC’s lawsuit
which was filed in the Northern District of Texas. The court asked for OSHA to delay enforcement of the anti-retaliation provisions to allow for additional time to consider the motion challenging the rule.
It is the second delay
of the anti-retaliation provisions, which were originally scheduled to go into effect Aug. 10, 2016
but OSHA had previously agreed to delay until Nov. 10.
ABC will continue to keep members updated on the status through Newsline