OSHA Update: Anti-Retaliation Provisions of the Injury & Illness Tracking Rule

Posted by in OSHA Update, on January 9, 2017

OSHA will begin enforcement of the anti-retaliation provisions in its injury and illness-tracking rule December 1, 2016.  The anti-retaliation provisions were originally scheduled to begin Aug. 10, 2016, but were previously delayed until Nov. 1 to allow time for outreach to the regulated community.

Under the rule, employers are required to inform workers of their right to report work-related injuries and illnesses without fear of retaliation; implement procedures for reporting injuries and illnesses that are reasonable and do not deter workers from reporting; and incorporate the existing statutory prohibition on retaliating against workers for reporting injuries and illnesses.

One way to meet part of these requirements to inform workers of their rights is to post the current OSHA Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law poster. The latest version is FREE from OSHA and was updated in April 2015, and available at OSHA’s Publication Website.

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