OSHA Rule Could Make Worker Health Info Easier To Disclose

Law360 (July 29, 2020, 10:40 PM EDT) -- Without seeking public input, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a new rule that will change how the workplace safety watchdog processes employee medical records, in a move the agency claims will streamline its worksite reviews but could put workers' privacy at risk.

The U.S. Department of Labor subagency said in the final rule announced Wednesday that by shifting the approval process of medical access orders from OSHA's assistant secretary for occupational safety and health to a lower-level official, the agency can more quickly determine whether it can obtain employees' personal medical information.

In a situation where OSHA or other...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!