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Acosta Backs Reporting Rule's Data Mandates As OSHA Seeks Revisions

April 12, 2018
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is defending OSHA's collection of injury and illness record data that is required by the Obama-era injury and illness record-keeping rule as “useful” and “necessary” for enforcement even as he leaves the door open to repealing some of the regulation's data reporting provisions. During an April 12 hearing before the Senate labor appropriations subcommittee, Acosta said he was seeking to revise the rule so that reported data does not identify employees and others in violation of...


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