Industrial Safety

OSHA anti-retaliation rules survive challenge, now in effect

By Lisa Nagele-Piazza for the Society for Human Resource Management

Dec 01, 2016

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A federal judge decided not to stop a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) record-keeping rule's anti-retaliation provisions from taking effect on Dec. 1.

The controversial provisions will require employers to inform employees about their right to report workplace injuries and illnesses without facing retaliation. They will also restrict workplace safety incentives and drug-testing programs.

Several businesses and trade associations (ed.'s note: including the National Association of Manufacturers) challenged OSHA's authority to create these provisions in a lawsuit filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

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