New OSHA Guidelines

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Tue, Jan 31, 2017


    Recognizing the complex nature of keeping up with rules enforced by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workers’ compensation insurer, Texas Mutual, has provided guidance on one of OSHA’s newest rules: Improved Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.

    The rule includes two components: anti-retaliation, which went into effect Dec. 1, 2016, and electronic injury and illness reporting, which took effect Jan. 1, 2017.

    OSHA reasons that the anti-retaliation component must be put in place first, because it is necessary so that employees will provide accurate data under the reporting component.

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    Tags: OSHA, New Regulations, Workplace Injuries