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July 3, 2017

OSHA Wants To Delay Compliance With Injury And Illness Reporting Rule

Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed a delay in the electronic reporting compliance date of its workplace injury and illness rule. The agency would like to push back compliance with the regulation from July 1, 2017 to Dec. 1, 2017.

In its announcement, OSHA said the delay would “give the new administration an opportunity to review the new electronic reporting requirements prior to their implementation and allow affected entities sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system, which will not be available until August 1.”

OSHA invites the public to comment on the proposed deadline extension. Comments may be submitted electronically at www.regulations.gov or by mail or fax. Click here for more details regarding how to make a submission. The deadline for sending comments is July 13, 2017.