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House Democrats Urge Acosta To Reinstate OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

March 13, 2019
A group of 34 House Democrats is urging Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to reinstate the Obama administration's 2016 final recordkeeping and reporting rule which required employers to submit to OSHA reports on workplace illnesses and injuries but which the Trump administration has scaled back to address what it says are privacy concerns. “Until 2016 -- when the rule was enacted -- most workplace injury records were difficult for many workers to obtain and inaccessible to researchers and the public. At...

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