• Is Your Injury Reporting Rule “Reasonable”? OSHA’s Final Rules on Workplace Safety Reporting & Anti-Retaliation
  • October 25, 2016 | Author: Ingu Hwang
  • Law Firm: Burr & Forman LLP - Birmingham Office
  • On July 13, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced that it would delay the enforcement of the final rule, which is designed to improve workplace safety reporting, from the originally scheduled effective date of August 10, 2016 to November 1, 2016. The final rule requires employers to (1) inform employees of their right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation, and (2) establish a reasonable procedure for employees to report work-related injuries and illnesses. The final rule also explicitly prohibits discrimination against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses.