OSHA Proposes Delay of Compliance Date for Electronic Recordkeeping Rule


OMA Connections Partner, Dinsmore, posted this update on the OSHA electronic recordkeeping rule this week: “… OSHA announced it plans to publish a formal proposal delaying the compliance date of the electronic recordkeeping rule. … OSHA now proposes to postpone the deadline to December 1, 2017. According to OSHA, this would “provide the new administration an opportunity to review the new electronic reporting requirements prior to their implementation.” The delay would also “allow affected entities sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system, which will not be available until August 1.” “OSHA stating the electronic reporting system will be available August 1 is an indication the agency intends to move forward with its implementation of the rule. OSHA also notes, however, it “intends to issue a separate proposal to reconsider, revise, or remove other provisions of the prior final rule. …”” OSHA invites the public to comment on the proposed deadline extension. Comments may be submitted electronically. See the Federal Register notice for details. The deadline for submitting comments is July 13, 2017. 6/27/2017