OSHA record-keeping rules coming

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that the agency’s rule on record keeping would, for the most part, go into effect Jan. 1, 2002, as scheduled. OSHA is proposing, however, to delay implementation of the rule for one year as it relates to work-related hearing losses and several issues related to musculoskeletal disorders.

OSHA adopted the record-keeping rule in the waning days of the Clinton administration. The rule increases employee involvement in record keeping, creates simpler forms and gives employers more flexibility to use computers to meet regulatory requirements. For more information, visit this site.