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OSHA delays effective date for enforcing anti-retaliation section of injury tracking rule-

OSHA delays effective date for enforcing anti-retaliation section of injury tracking rule

01 November 2016

OSHA delays effective date for enforcing anti-retaliation section of injury tracking rule- Now to begin November 1, 2016

OSHA is delaying enforcement of the anti-retaliation provisions in its new injury and illness tracking rule to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers. Originally scheduled to begin Aug. 10, 2016, enforcement will now begin Nov. 1, 2016. Under the rule, employers are required to inform workers of their right to report work-related injuries and illnesses without fear of retaliation; implement procedures for reporting injuries and illnesses that are reasonable and do not deter workers from reporting; and employers are prohibited from retaliating against workers for reporting injuries and illnesses.

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