OSHA Recordkeeping Rule Possibly Eliminated

The Senate has voted to eliminate the Volks Rule, a regulation created by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) allowing the agency to penalize employers for recordkeeping errors dating back as far as 5 years. OSHA established the regulation following a 2012 court decision that employers could only be cited for recordkeeping failures within six months of an OSHA investigation. The resolution now sits with the president, who is expected to sign the measure into law.

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