OSHA’s Amendment to Recordkeeping Rule Nullified by Congress

April 7, 2017 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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Both houses of Congress passed a joint resolution to nullify the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) recently issued amendment to its recordkeeping rule, according to a March 28, 2017, article in McKnight's. The OSHA rule, which became effective January 18, 2017, would have allowed OSHA to cite employers that did not maintain records of employee illness and injuries for up to six months after the five-year record-retention period expires (see Issues in Continuing Care Risk Management, December 30, 2016). Critics of the rule called it an "unlawful power grab," adding that it would create regulatory confusion for small businesses.

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