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.
The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upholds the lower permissible exposure limit in OSHA’s updated silica rule. Supporters of the rule call the court’s decision a “huge victory” for workers, while opponents say it disregards “legitimate concerns.”