OSHA Proposes Changes to Its Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Rule
August 20, 2018 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor, announced on July 26, 2018, a notice of proposed rulemaking that would eliminate provisions of its "improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses" rule to better protect workers' personally identifiable information. The notice, published in the Federal Register on July 30, 2018, proposes ending the electronic collection of case-specific forms, while continuing the collection of summary forms. OSHA said that case-specific forms add "uncertain" value, while posing a potential privacy risk under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).