Eye On Enforcement: OSHA Recordkeeping

Law360, New York (February 1, 2010, 12:26 PM EST) -- When guarding against enforcement actions, ensuring proper recording of workplace illnesses and injuries may not seem like a high priority. However, this is changing. On Sept. 30, 2009, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration initiated a targeted one-year Injury and Illness Recordkeeping National Emphasis Program (RK NEP).

Because OSHA believes that inaccurate reporting of occupational illnesses and injuries is a serious issue, it issued Directive Number 09-08 (CPL 02), establishing inspection procedures to assess the accuracy of employer records of work-related injuries and illnesses that must...
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