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Bill seeks to restore OSHA recordkeeping rules

Joe Mont | May 17, 2017

Democrats in the House and Senate are seeking to reinstate an Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s rule requiring that employers “make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable employee injury and illness.”

The rule was overturned by a Resolution of Disapproval under the Congressional Review Act and approved by President Donald J. Trump on April 3.

“This legislation would reinstate record-keeping requirements that protect workers from being hurt on the job,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal (Conn.). “It imposes no new costs on employers – in fact, it may increase savings, because injuries are bad for business and cost time and money. Responsible employers want safe workplaces. It’s really that simple.”

Democrats —including those on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions — announced...

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