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OSHA Guidance Clarifies Drug Testing and Safety Incentive Policies

  • By Steve Meilleur
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  • Jun 10, 2019

Summary: OSHA has recently issued a Standard Interpretation (October 2018) clarifying the Obama-era guidance that prohibited incentive programs and circumscribed post-incident drug testing; “Clarification of OSHA’s Position on Workplace Safety Incentive Programs and Post-Incident Drug Testing Under 29 C.F.R. §1904.35(b)(1)(iv).” OSHA’s 2016 rules had called into question mandatory post-accident drug screenings and safety incentive programs, open the door to new retaliation citations.
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Topics: OSHA, Drug Testing

OSHA Is Increasing Their Fines Again

  • By Rachel Overmier
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  • Jan 18, 2019

Summary: On January 15, 2019, Fed-OSHA announced plans to increase the maximum penalty an employer can be issued for serious and other-than-serious citations.
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Topics: OSHA

OSHA Suspends New Electronic Recordkeeping Requirements

  • By Steve Meilleur
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  • Aug 01, 2018

Summary: OSHA, in its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), has “preliminarily determined” that the risk of disclosure of information contained in OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report), 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.”
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Topics: OSHA

Deadline for OSHA’s New E-Report Submissions Is Here!

  • By Rachel Overmier
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  • Jul 02, 2018

Summary: If you are a company with 250 or more employees, OR if you’re a company with 20-249 employees and whose NAICS numbers are on a special list, OR if you are an individual company who has been notified in writing by OSHA that you must e-Report, then this announcement is for you.
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Topics: OSHA