OSHA Proposes to Delay Deadline for Electronic Injury Reporting

OSHA has announced that it is proposing to delay to Dec. 1 the date by which certain employers are required to electronically submit workplace injury information from 2016.

The original mandate, as NAHBNow reported in May, would have given builders, contractors and other companies until July 1 to electronically submit their lists of 2016 workplace injuries. OSHA had previously announced a suspension of the July 1 deadline until further notice.

In January, NAHB, along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma State HBA, State Chamber of Oklahoma and three poultry associations filed a lawsuit challenging the legal authority of OSHA to issue the electronic reporting rule.

In addition to the lawsuit, on May 5 NAHB and other construction industry associations asked the Department of Labor to put the implementation and enforcement of the rule on hold and to reopen the rulemaking record to reexamine the legal authority for the rule and its impact on workplace safety and health.

For more information about the rule and other jobsite safety concerns, contact NAHB’s Rob Matuga at 800-368-5242 x8507.

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