OSHA’s Enforcement of Employee Rights Provisions Go Into Effect

On Dec.1, after two delays and a court challenge, OSHA’s employee rights provisions within the new electronic reporting final rule go into effect. The section now being enforced (§1904.35) requires that employers: (1) inform each employee of how he or she is to report a work-related injury and illness; (2) provide access to their injury and illness records for employees and their representatives; and (3) not discharge or in any manner discriminate against any employee for reporting a work-related injury or illness. For further information on OSHA’s Injury and Illness Rule, here a summary and a FAQ  provided by the American Trucking Associations.