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OSHA Delays Rule That Would Post Company Injury, Illness Data Online

May 25, 2017, 4:00 AM

Employers won’t have to file injury and illness information with OSHA by July 1, the agency announced May 17.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it will delay the July 1 filing deadline to a date still to be determined, but didn’t offer a reason for the postponement.

With the filing deadline six weeks away, OSHA had still not opened an online portal for employers to file the numbers from their forms summarizing each workplace’s recordable injury and illness cases and rates for the previous calendar year.

The rule requiring the filing, issued in May 2016, is widely opposed...

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