OSHA Battling Against Court Ruling that Invalidated the Multi-Employer Citation Policy

OSHA has long used the language in the OSH act to find and hold multiple employers accountable for the actions of another on construction job sites.  For decades, OSHA would not only cite the employer whose employees were exposed to hazards, but would also cite the employer who was designated the “controlling employer” on-site, which is most often the general contractor.

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OSHA Delays Electronic Injury, Illness Reporting Deadline

The controversial Electronic Injury and Illness Reporting rule from OSHA was supposed to go into effect on December 1, 2017, but OSHA has recently delayed that enforcement to allow those affected to become familiar with the new electronic reporting system.

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OSHA Seeking to Grow, Strengthen Voluntary Protection Programs

OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) has formally been around since 1982, when the first site was approved for the program.  In short, the VPP is a partnership between OSHA, Management of the Employer, and laborers, with the intent of making jobsites safer for everyone involved.  Employers seeking to participate in the VPP must first apply to the program and then undergo a “rigorous onsite evaluation by a team of safety and health professionals” in order to be accepted. 

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