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Coverage: National

Period: 30 days, 7/17/15 to 8/16/15

New Inspections: Opened in the last 30 days = 4,371

Closed Inspections: Closed in the last 30 days = 4,319

Ongoing Inspections: Opened prior to 30 day reporting period and still not closed = 119,926

Inspections with Violations = 113

Inspections with no Violations =  4,258

Assessed Penalties= $0.4M

OSHA has releases their REVISED Training Requirements in OSHA Standards (OSHA 2254-07R 2015)OSHA 2254-07R 2015).  This publication provides a general overview of a variety of standards-related topics. This publication does NOT alter or determine compliance responsibilities which are set forth in OSHA standards, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act.  Moreover, because interpretations and enforcement policy may change over time, for additional guidance on OSHA compliance requirements, the reader should consult current administrative interpretations and decisions by the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

  1. OSHA Heat App and Heat Illness Awareness
  2. When is a compressed gas cylinder in "storage"?
  3. OSHA issues proposed rulemaking clarifying the ongoing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses
  4. OSHA cites paper manufacturer for willful, repeated, serious safety violations ($211K)
  5. Another HUGE addition to OSHA's SVEP club!
  6. Take NOTICE... 11% of Fatal Falls in 2013 were 6' or Less!
  7. The effect of wearer stubble on the protection given by Filtering Facepieces Class 3 (FFP3) and Half Masks (UK's HSE RR1052)
  8. OSHA issues "Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012)"Whats OSHA been up to for the past month? (6/10/15 to 7/10/15)  
  9. OSHA's General Industry Fall Protection Standard under OMB Review
  10. So here’s a trick question for you IH professionals… When I get my new SDSs, do I have to retain my old MSDS for 30 years?
  11. Are you maintaining your heat sampling data per 1910.1020(d)(1)(ii)
  12. Interim Enforcement Guidance for Hazard Communication 2012 (HCS 2012) June 1, 2015 Effective Date (OSHA)
  13. Using OSHA inspection data to analyze respirator protection program compliance (DOL Report) 

  14. Does the “voluntary use” of a "filtering facepieces" (dust masks) require the use Appendix D?
  15. Whats OSHA been up to for the past month? (3/19/15 to 4/18/15)
  16. "Hazardous Locations" and complying with the "new" 1910.307
  17. "Mirror Check Day" Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - Region One OSHA Cooperative State Programs
  18. $53 million in Workforce Innovation Fund grants
  19. 1910 vs. 1926 - which applies to my "work"
  20. 1910.144 Safety color code for marking physical hazards
  21. 1910.212(a)(1) applies to unguarded rotating chucks on lathes
  22. 1910.307(g)(4)(i), HAZLOC’s, Zones, and Professional Engineers
  23. 2011 Top 10 Federal Standards with the Most “Other-Than-Serious Violations” Cited
  24. 2011 Top 10 Federal Standards with the Most “Repeat Violations” Cited
  25. 2011 Top 10 Federal Standards with the Most “Serious Violations” Cited
  26. 2011 Top 10 Federal Standards with the Most “Willful Violations” Cited
  27. 2011 Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Federal Standards w/Sections Cited
  28. 2012 HAZCOM GHS ppt from OSHA
  29. 9,400 High Rate Workplaces Receiving OSHA Letters (March 2013)
  30. A Guide to The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)
  31. A lesson in Pressure Vessel Safety via 1910.169
  32. A OSHRC decision that will make you scratch your head
  33. A sign Spring is coming... Cal/OSHA Issues High Heat Advisory as Temperatures Rise Across the State
  34. A VERY interesting look at Safety Regulations from ABC's John Stossel's Blog and was on 20/20 a while back
  35. ACGIH® Presents Hearing Conservation Program Management Webinar – September 12, 2012
  36. Air Pressure Receiver CATASTROPHIC FAILURE
  37. AK-OSHA Review Commission's Decision on whether a “Fish Bin Chiller Alley” at a seafood processing plant is a Confined Space/PRCS
  38. Alarming Number of Workers Fail to Wear Required Protective Equipment
  39. Alternating Tread Type Stair
  40. Annual Review and Scheduled Modification to OSHA's Administrative Penalty Policy
  41. ANSI Launches Online Portal for Standards Incorporated by Reference
  42. ANSI-ISEA 207-2011 - Revision to High Visibilty Vests
  43. Are some of OSHA's proposed standards hindering job creation?
  44. ASTM Developing Standard to Test Resistance to Fogging of Eye Protection Devices
  45. ATTENTION BREWERS... Check your PRCS and HAZCOM practices!
  47. Backward Hard Hats?
  48. Basis for EW/SS locations?
  49. Cal/OSHA Cites employer(s) (Plant, Staffing Agency, and Training Company) over $200,000 Following Death of Temporary Worker  
  50. Cal/OSHA Issues Notice, Schedules Public Hearing on Process Safety Management (PSM) Program Assessment
  51. Can your HAZCOM program stand-up to a OSHA inspection?
  52. CAUTION: Your Safety Warnings May Not Be Working
  53. Changes in OSHA's HAZCOM may impact EPA Compliance!?!?! (Huh?)
  54. Changes to Maryland Chemical Information List (CIL) Requirements
  55. Clarification of OSHA's HAZWOPER Standard (1910.120) as it applies to clearing and re-railing train cars after derailments  
  56. Classification of Combustible Dusts under the Revised Hazard Communication Standard (OSHA Memo)
  57. Clearance in front of electrical panels - why does OSHA require it?
  58. Compactor or Baler safety protocols
  59. Company argues before the OSHRC that LOTO does not apply to their die changing activities - an analysis of a OSHRC 2009 decision
  60. Company to pay $1.33 million to resolve OSHA citations, criminal penalties in 2011 death of worker; Agreement includes safety improvements and $450,000 for worker's spouse
  61. Comparison of NFPA 704 and HazCom 2012 Labels
  62. Compliance Mapping… an eye opener for many managers and supervisors
  63. Compliance Resource Tip...
  64. Compliance Tip: Next time your using a handrail...
  65. Compliance Tip: Air Receivers
  66. Compliance Tip: Bloodborne Pathogen Training
  67. Compliance Tip: Do I need a first aid team?
  68. Compliance Tip: Electrical Safety Related Work Practices
  69. Compliance Tip: HAZCOM Labeling (Photo)
  70. Compliance Tip: Industrial Stairs Angle (Smart Phone App)
  71. Compliance Tip: LPG Cylinders Storage
  72. Compliance Tip: Projecting shaft ends
  73. Complying with OSHA's PPE Standards
  74. Compressed Air Hazards and Acceptable Methods for Complying with 1910.242(b)
  75. Compressed Gas Cylinder Separation
  76. Computer based tools for workplace heat stress
  77. Consumer Products & HAZCOM requirements
  78. Conveyors, Duct Work, and your Hot Work Permitting Process
  79. Cost of Falls and Workers Comp
  80. CSB Releases New Safety Video on One Year Anniversary of Kleen Energy to Show Hazards of Gas Releases
  81. Deaths Involving the Inadvertent Connection of Air-line Respirators to Inert Gas Supplies
  82. December 1st, 2013 Training Requirements for the Revised Hazard Communication Standard
  84. Did you know... NFPA 704 and OSHA's GHS Haz Comm
  85. Did you know… Emergency Egress and Alarm Systems
  86. Disconnect for Electrical-Discharge Lighting Existing Fluorescent Luminaire
  87. Does it matter what type and size fire extinguisher my Fire Watch is equipped with?
  89. Drinking Chrome – New Studies Expose Threats to Tap Water
  90. DWS (WY-OSHA) Warns of Telephone Scam Targeting Businesses
  91. EEI, ULCC, and the TCIA have negotiated a settlement with OSHA on the compliance dates for the Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Standard
  92. Electrical Panel Clearance and NEW NEC requirements
  93. Electrical Safety Videos from ESFi
  94. Employer Safety Incentive and Disincentive Policies and Practices
  95. Engineering Controls and Economic Feasibility
  96. Ever heard of "Access to employee exposure and medical records"
  97. Ever heard of "Access to employee exposure and medical records" (e.g. 1910.1020)
  98. Ever wondered how many OSHA standards require an actual written program, Qualified person, Competent person, etc.?
  99. Facial Hair, Respirators, and Fit Testing
  100. Facial Survey Results Region VI
  101. FATAL Hotwork Incident (MI-OSHA)
  102. Federal Jury Convicts Former Shaw Group Safety Manager Of Major Fraud Against The United States
  103. Fire Extinguishers & HAZCOM Labeling
  104. FREE On-Line OSHA Compliance Tools from OSHA & MSHA
  105. FREE Respirator Software from NIOSH
  106. FY 2011 End of Year Federal OSHA Inspection Data
  107. FYI... OSHA Outreach Monitoring Report
  108. General Industry Fall Protection requirements begin ...?
  109. General Industry Standards with Training Requirements
  110. General Industry Standards Written Program Requirements
  111. GHS HAZCOM and Workplace Labels
  112. GHS Training Materials
  113. GREAT Forklift Training PPT from OSHA Region V
  114. H.R. 632: Voluntary Protection Program Act
  115. Hazardous Locations (Examples from OSHA)
  116. HAZCOM Training Modules from MI-OSHA
  117. HAZWOPER Training MUST consist of MORE THAN video training
  118. Hearing Protection Attenuation Evaluation, has it been done?
  119. Hearing Protectors Attenuation Analysis
  120. Hearing Protectors, Safety Glasses, and Respiratory Protective Equipment in Combination: Effect on Sound Attenuation
  121. High Visibility Vest - Hotwork & Electrical Work
  122. Hot Work Safety
  123. Hotwork tank explosions - OSHA is not the problem!
  124. Hotwork, the 35' Rule, UPDATED loss data, and changes in NFPA 51B and at CAL-OSHA
  125. How long do you keep your hotwork permits?
  126. How to Read the OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1910 – General Industry
  127. If you have a trash compactor in your workplace, you will want to read this OSHRC decision
  128. Individual Pleads Guilty to Id Fraud and Impersonating an OSHA Official in Wake of Gulf Oil Spill
  129. Inspection and Citation Guidance for Roadway and Highway Construction Work Zones
  130. Is air monitoring required to establish respiratory protection levels?
  131. Is your Respirator Cleaning methods compliant?
  132. Jordan Barab of OSHA speaks at the COSH conference ("cutting corners on on safety and health will not be tolerated"
  133. Knowing your propane cylinders (Part II)
  134. KY-OSHA Recordkeeping requirements did NOT change on 1/1/15
  135. Ladder Safety - Too many falls!
  136. Last Chance Agreements – Company properly fired maintenance employee for not wearing side shields on safety glasses – violated the LCA
  137. Load Center Capacity Calculator
  138. Lockout? We don't need no stinking lockout... says management!
  139. Looking for help with decisions on Eyewashes and Safety Showers?
  140. LOTO Accident - REAL Accident that cost a life!
  141. Machine Guarding Applications and Attributes
  142. Machine Guarding ppt from OSHA Region V
  143. Maine DOL's GHS Video, PPT, & Sample Plan (EXCELLENT Resources!)
  144. Man accused of posing as OSHA inspector arrested
  145. Mapping a regulation from concept to publication
  146. March 2012 Update on OSHA’s Refinery & Chemical National Emphasis Programs
  147. Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) issues SCAM ALERT
  148. MI-OSHA Annual Fatality Information
  149. MSHA Machine Guarding ppt
  150. National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors release Violation Findings Fourth Quarter Report
  151. Need some Procedures for your Emergency Response Program?
  152. New deadline for the Electric Generation, transmission, and Distribution standard is February 17, 2015
  153. NEW Flammable Liquids Fact Sheet (OR-OSHA)
  154. New Recordkeeping interpretation. Question 10-4
  155. NFPA 70E® 2012 20 Most Frequently Asked Questions
  156. NIOSH Hearing Loss Simulator Instruction and Training Guide
  157. NIOSH noise database for power tools
  158. NIOSH recommends exposure limits FAR below OSHA's current PEL for Cr(VI)
  159. OIG: OSHA'S Site Specific Taregting Program has Limitations on Targeting and Inspecting HIGH RISK Worksite
  160. On-Line FIRST AID training is NOT enough (OSHA 2012 LOI)
  161. OR-OSHA HAZCOM (GHS) Video
  162. Oregon OSHA delays rule adoption for Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution rules in Construction and General Industry
  163. OSHA & Eyewashes
  164. OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Course Now MANDATORY in Seven States
  165. OSHA 300-A Posting Reminder
  166. OSHA Activity Update
  167. OSHA amends 1910.1030 (BBP)
  168. OSHA answers HAZCOM labeling question in LOI
  169. OSHA answers questions regarding Eyewash and Safety Showers
  170. OSHA Boot Camp
  171. OSHA cites Asphalt Manufacturer following worker being trapped in hot liquid asphalt
  172. OSHA cites chemical manufacturer following nitrogen fatality (5(a)(1), PSM, WWS)
  173. OSHA cites employer for 8 willful, egregious violations after worker injured on machine without safeguards
  174. OSHA claims "cost savings" with the new GHS Hazcom Std
  175. OSHA Clarifies the Requirements for annual refresher training under OSHA's HAZWOPER standard
  176. OSHA Compliance and perceived "paperwork deficiencies"
  177. OSHA Compliance Assistance Facts: FY 2012
  178. OSHA Compliance is sometimes a “Nike moment”… Just Do It!
  179. OSHA defines "amputation" and "loss of an eye" in their latest LOI
  180. OSHA extends comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses
  181. OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential construction through March 15, 2013
  182. OSHA FACOSH Recommends Updating PELs by Executive Order for Feds
  183. OSHA follow-up inspection of oil refinery reveals continuing worker safety violations
  184. OSHA General Industry Requirements for Labels, Signs, Postings, etc.
  185. OSHA Hospitalization, Amputations Reporting Inspection triggers
  186. OSHA insists recordkeeping obligations are ongoing (United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit ruled differently)  
  187. OSHA Internal Memo: Interim Guidance on Enforcement of the revised Hazard Communication Standard
  188. OSHA is planning for the I2P2 rule
  189. OSHA issues "Per-instance" Willfuls for Guarding and LOTO
  190. OSHA issues LOI on the NEW HAZCOM Std and Combustible Dust
  191. OSHA issues REPEAT for cleaning air greater than 30psi ($22K)
  192. OSHA issues WILLFUL and EGREGIOUS citations for machine guarding
  193. OSHA issues WILLFUL for facial hair under tight-fitting respirator (Lead Abatement & $49,500)
  194. OSHA issues Willfuls & Repeats for PRCS, PPE, Respirators w/ some HAZCOM, Fire Extinguisher, and Electrical citations for good measure
  195. OSHA LOTO Citations @ food box manufacturer ($122,500)
  196. OSHA Memorandum: Adequate Means of Egress at Workplaces
  197. OSHA publishes removal criteria for employers from the Severe Violator Enforcement Program
  198. OSHA Region V Fatality Stats as of 10/1/11
  199. OSHA Rejects Arizona State Plan Changes..... February 6, 2015
  200. OSHA restates that if employees do not understand English, their training MUST be in a language and vocabulary they understand
  201. OSHA Review/Lookback of OSHA Chemical Standards
  202. OSHA revises the Out Reach Program requirements again (2/2013)
  203. OSHA revisions strengthen Outreach Training Program
  204. OSHA seeks public comment on agency standards to improve chemical safety
  205. OSHA temporarily withdraws proposed column for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, reaches out to small businesses  
  206. OSHA Top 10 Cited Standards and standards for which OSHA assessed the highest penalties in 2012
  207. OSHA Training - Flat Roofing Safety 2011
  208. OSHA Training Institute Centers to begin charging a card processing fee for 10 and 30 hour cards
  209. OSHA TRAINING REQUIREMENTS (presentation from OSHA)
  210. OSHA Update - Most Frequently cited SERIOUS Citations
  211. OSHA updates 1910.35 Head Protection
  212. OSHA updates CPL 02-00-158, Inspection Procedures for the Respiratory Protection Standard
  213. OSHA updating Head Protection Standard in both GI and Const
  214. OSHA will continue requiring independent safety testing for electrical devices
  215. OSHA withdraws proposed interpretation on noise
  216. OSHA's 1st LOI of 2013 is a perfect example of how a how a group of workers may fall under both GI and Construction standards
  217. OSHA's 2013 Most Frequently Cited Standards
  218. OSHA's Accreditation Process Needs Reexamination (GAO-13-88, Dec 11, 2012)
  219. OSHA's Citation Policy for Paperwork and Written Program Requirement Violations (CPL 02-00-111)
  220. OSHA's Clarification on effective date of SDSs replacing MSDSs
  221. OSHA's GHS Labeling made easy!!!!
  222. OSHA's Issues Compliance Directive on Personal Protective Equipment
  223. OSHA's Most Frequently Cited 1910 (2014)
  224. OSHA's new APF guidance document focuses on mandatory respirator selection provisions added to existing Respiratory Protection standard
  225. OSHA's new guidance document focuses on mandatory respirator selection provisions added to existing Respiratory Protection standard
  226. OSHA's position on the respiratory protection "program administrator"
  227. OSHA's proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses requires quarterly reporting
  228. OSHA's Semiannual Agenda of Regulations (1/2014)
  229. OSHA's Semiannual Regulatory Agenda (June 2014)
  230. OSHA's SVEP Decision Matrix
  231. OSHA's Top 10 Citations (2014 Preliminary as of 8/1/14)
  232. OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standard is NOT the only standard that requires “verification of knowledge” after training  
  233. OSHRC affirms HAZCOM and LOTO citations at chicken processing plant
  234. OSHRC case discusses the legality of OSHA’s Com Dust NEP
  235. OSHRC decision on Combustible Dusts (OSHA Dust Sampling, Chain of Custody, Knowledge of hazards, and Signage for ComDust areas)
  236. OSHRC decisions on Machine Specific LOTO Procedures, LOTO Periodic Inspections, and LOTO Training for Affected/Other employees
  237. OSHRC determines that a zip tie does NOT constitutes a “permanent” fixture
  238. OSHRC on "Universal PPE Hazard Assessments" at distribution centers
  239. OSHRC on guarding of horizontal shafting below 7' with an "arbor" and protrusions on shaft ends
  240. OSHRC rules on LOTO case
  241. OSHRC says fire extinguishers are EXEMPT from HAZCOM Program coverage
  242. OSHRC upholds WILFULL GDC with Postal Carrier Fatality due to Heat Stroke
  243. Pedestal Grinder Safety
  244. Policy Background on the Temporary Worker Initiative
  245. PPE payment for static dissipative safety-toe footwear
  246. Proposed Actions in OSHA's Inorganic Arsenic Standard Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements  
  247. Protecting Respiratory Health: What Should be the Constituents of an Effective RPE Program?
  248. QNFT or QLFT, which is acceptable for an emergency responder entering IDLH atm’s?
  249. Qualifications for Forklift Operators (Opinions?)
  250. Queens Man Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To Two Years In Prison For Role In Scheme To Issue Fraudulent Safety Training Certifications To Construction Workers And Companies
  251. Reading fire extinguisher labels
  252. Real world use and performance of hearing protection
  253. Record Requirements in the Mechanical Power Presses Standard
  254. Recordkeeping and Fatality Reporting Quiz
  255. Recordkeeping...who is the "highest ranking company official working at the establishment"?
  256. Reduction Procedure and OSHA 300 Log
  257. Regional VPP Recommendations from OSHA Assessments
  258. REMINDER... NEW OSHA Injury Reporting Requirements began on 1/1/15
  259. REMINDER: Post your OSHA Log Annual Summary by February 1st
  260. Respirator Facial Hair Diagrams
  261. Respirator Q&A about "program administrator"
  262. Respiratory Protection Program Administrator
  263. Revised Electrical Std "Grandfathering" and applicable dates
  264. Roof work and proper Fall Protection
  265. Rubber insulating gloves periodic electrical tests - REQUIRED frequency
  266. SAFETY REMINDER - if you have a "compactor" or "baler" and you want a GREAT resource on how to manage and operate them safely...look no further!
  267. Safety Tip: Fire Watch and Monitoring (FM Global)
  269. SCBA Remaining Service-Life Indicator Performance Requirements
  270. Severe Violator Enforcement Program (2013 White Paper)
  271. Should OSHA get out of the pre-accident inspection business? (Editorial)
  272. So does my facility have to hire an expert to perform an Arc Flash Analysis to be compliant with OSHA
  273. St. Louis employers ordered incarcerated for failing to comply with OSHA citations and court sanctions
  274. States that require a 10/30 hour OSHA card
  275. Summary and Explanation of Revisions to the Acetylene Standard as it applies to cylinders
  276. Temporary enforcement policy for 29 CFR 1910.137(b), 1910.269, 29 CFR 1926.97(b) and Subpart V
  277. The "numbers game" and auditing
  278. The new GHS HazCom Std review by the OMB has been "extended"
  279. The Use of Contact Lenses in an Industrial Environment (ACOEM Guidelines)
  280. The “Father of OSHA” passes away
  281. Top 10 MSHA Citations for 2010
  282. Top Ten things to do OR NOT to do during OSHA Inspections
  284. Understanding UL "Listing" and "Approved" - there is a BIG Difference
  285. UPDATE - Did you know there is a Right & Wrong way to mount a forklift cylinder?
  286. UPDATE on 2011 OSHA Activities and what to expect in 2012
  287. UPDATE on OSHA's VPP from Michaels...
  288. UPDATED - Training Requirements in OSHA Standards and Training Guidelines
  289. UPDATED: OSHA's 2011 Top 10 OSHA Violations
  290. Virginia State OSHA has passed a "Reverse Signal Operation" standard for BOTH General Industry and Construction Industries  
  291. VPP Policy Memorandum #5: VPP and Safety Incentive Programs
  292. VPP Policy Memorandum #7: Further Improvements to the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)
  293. VPP STAR is not a "get out of jail free card"
  294. WA-OSHA enacts NEW Safety Standards for Electrical Workers
  295. West Virginia Enacts CSB Plan for Licensed Propane Techs
  296. What ANSI Z87.1-2003 changes in Safety Glasses Requirements
  297. What is Fee for Intervention (FFI) and who is doing it?
  298. What is the difference between "street glasses" and ANSI High Impact Safety Glasses
  299. What is the phase-in period in the revised Hazard Communication Standard?
  300. What type of respirator do I need?
  301. Whats OSHA been up to for the past month?
  302. When is a Fire Watch actually required?
  303. When it comes to handrails... sweat the small stuff, well at least 1.5"
  304. Who is the OSHRC and what does the commission do?
  305. Why are so many fearing OSHA's I2P2
  306. Work-Related Burns in Michigan: First Annual Report (January 2009 – December 2009)
  307. Your auditing and you come across this... What you would cite?

Summer’s here and temperatures are rising in the Southwest. Extreme heat kills dozens of workers every year, and sickens thousands more. Tips and tools from OSHA can help keep workers – and others – safe. Among the most at-risk industries are construction, transportation, agriculture and landscaping. New and temporary workers are especially susceptible to heat-illness and death due to lack of acclimatization.

Screen Shot 2015 07 29 at 10.02.37 PMAnyone who has done any audits knows this question carries a lot of weight, since cylinders "in use" have different safety requirements versus cylinders that are "in storage".  The great safety folks at OR-OSHA have once again provided a really nice flow chart we can use to establish the state the cylinder is in so that the proper safety rules can be applied to it.  And yes, these rules are ONLY enforceable in the state of Oregon, but wow what a nice tool we can use in any workplace - even though OR-OSHA is years ahead of Federal OSHA in their compressed gas safety standards!  I would also like to mention that OR-OSHA has also re-defined how cylinders of flammables and oxidizers can be "separated" by means other than 20' separation.  Noncombustible barriers modified or constructed after May 1, 2015, must meet the following additional minimum requirements:

OSHA today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that clarifies an employer’s continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness throughout the five-year period during which the employer is required to keep the records.   OSHA is issuing this proposed rule in light of the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in AKM LLC v. Secretary of Labor (Volks) to clarify its long-standing position that the duty to record an injury or illness continues for as long as the employer must keep records of the recordable injury or illness. The proposed amendments add NO NEW compliance obligations; the proposal would NOT require employers to make records of any injuries or illnesses for which records are not already required.  The proposed rule will be published in the July 29, 2015, issue of the Federal Register. Members of the public can submit written comments on the proposed rule at, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. See the Federal Register notice* for submission details. Comments must be submitted by Sept. 27, 2015.

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