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Former OSHA Officials Fault Trump's Volks Rule Repeal For Weak Injury Reporting

September 26, 2018
Former OSHA officials are pointing to the Labor Department Office of Inspector General's (OIG) recent finding that half of all severe injuries go unreported as evidence that the Trump administration's deregulatory agenda is weakening OSHA oversight, blaming the repeal of an Obama-era record-keeping rule for under-reporting of severe injuries. “It limits OSHA's ability to cite patterns of under-reporting,” Jordan Barab, former OSHA deputy administrator, said of the repeal of the Volks rule. His comments, in an interview with Inside OSHA...

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