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OSHA’s “Volks” Rule Overturned by Congressional Review Act

Last week, the Senate voted to nullify OSHA’s rule titled “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain Accurate Records of Each Recordable Injury and Illness,” which is informally referred to as the “Volks” rule.

The “Volks” rule made recordkeeping requirements a continuing obligation and effectively gave OSHA the ability to issue citations to employers for failing to record work-related injuries and illnesses during the five-year retention period, contrary to the six-month statute of limitations. The advantage for ISRI members of this action is that they will not be fined if they fail to include a recordable injury on their OSHA logs.

For more information visit ISRI’s Safety Regulatory Update webpage or contact Terry Cirone.

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