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Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Posted: Jul 30, 2018

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. 

ACTION: Proposed rule. 

SUMMARY: This proposed rule would amend OSHA’s recordkeeping regulation by rescinding the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Forms 300 and 301. These establishments will continue to be required to submit information from their Form 300A summaries. OSHA is amending its recordkeeping regulations to protect sensitive worker information from potential disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). OSHA has preliminarily determined that the risk of disclosure of this information, the costs to OSHA of collecting and using the information, and the reporting burden on employers are unjustified given the uncertain benefits of collecting the information. OSHA believes that this proposal maintains safety and health protections for workers while also reducing the burden to employers of complying with the current rule. OSHA seeks comment on this proposal, particularly on its impact on worker privacy, including the risks posed by exposing workers’ sensitive information to possible FOIA disclosure. In addition, OSHA is proposing to require covered employers to submit their Employer Identification Number (EIN) electronically along with their injury and illness data submission.

DATES: Comments must be submitted by September 28, 2018.

Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms

Posted: Mar 23, 2018

Kidde recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms due to risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire.  Read more.

Safety Notice – Stop Use MSA Gravity Welder Harness

Posted: Feb 06, 2018

MSA is advising all MSA Gravity Welder Harness customers to immediately stop use of affected MSA Gravity Welder Harnesses produced from July 2015 through and including January 2018. The harnesses are to be removed from service, marked “UNUSABLE” and destroyed.

Download and read the notice.

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