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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had a busy year in 2016, issuing final rules and proposing updates to its standards. SHRM Online readers were particularly interested in the agency's new injury and illness record-keeping rule, including the rule's anti-retaliation provisions. Here are some of the articles that most interested readers.
OSHA Will Publish Employers' Injury and Illness Reports
Beginning in January 2017, OSHA will require about 750,000 employers to submit detailed annual reports of workplace injuries and illnesses for publication online.
Employers Grapple with OSHA's Bar on Blanket Post-Injury Drug Testing
Some companies are going to eliminate post-accident drug testing entirely in light of OSHA comments regarding its electronic reporting rule.
OSHA Anti-Retaliation Rules Survive Challenge
A federal judge decided not to stop a new OSHA record-keeping rule's anti-retaliation provisions from taking effect on Dec. 1.
OSHA's Steep Penalty Increases Take Effect
Effective Aug. 1, the agency increased its maximum penalties for workplace safety violations by over 78 percent.
A Layered Approach to Mitigating Workplace Safety Risks
Although the number of workplace injuries and illnesses has generally declined over the past decade, work-related fatalities have increased. Here are some steps businesses can take to reduce the risk of serious injury or death in the workplace.
[SHRM members-only how-to guide: How to Determine Regulatory Requirements for Safety]
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