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OSHA Rule Prohibits Unreasonable Injury Reporting Requirements

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 | 641 | 0 | 474 min read

Some employers are eliminating post-accident drug testing for workers, while others are re-examining policies that require workplace injuries to be reported “immediately” — steps that could discourage injury reporting and violate a recent federal rule. The actions are in response to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s electronic reporting rule, which will require some employers to submit workplace injury data to the agency electronically beginning Dec. 1. OSHA launched a portal for the electronic data submission on Aug. 1. The rule applies...

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