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To ‘protect personal data,’ OSHA is killing an Obama reporting rule

Joe Mont | July 30, 2018

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking it says will “better protect personally identifiable information or data that could be re-identified with a particular individual” by removing provisions of the Obama administration’s “Improve tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” rule.

OSHA says the proposal “maintains safety and health protections for workers, protects privacy, and reduces the burdens of complying with the current rule.”

The proposed rule eliminates the requirement to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related...

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