Washington — The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has denied the Department of Labor’s request for the dismissal of a lawsuit stemming from OSHA’s suspension of its deadline for employer submission of data from Forms 300 and 301 – part of its Improved Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule.
In a memo sent Oct. 11 to regional administrators and state designees, the agency outlines examples of acceptable drug testing, and states that incentive programs that withhold prizes because of an injury are compliant “as long as the employer has implemented precautions to ensure that employees feel free to report an injury or illness.”
Washington — OSHA is reviving its Site-Specific Targeting Program and will be using the initial set of data collected from its electronic recordkeeping rule to identify high injury and illness rates, the agency recently announced.
OSHA aims to rescind two major parts of its Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule. Under the proposal, covered establishments with 250 or more employees – or those with 20 to 249 employees in certain high-hazard industries – no longer would be required to submit injury and illness data Forms 300 or 301.
Washington — Three public health advocacy groups are suing OSHA over the agency’s suspension of the submission deadline for Forms 300 and 301 data as part of its Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule.