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Industry Attorney Opposes OSHA Web Portal For Severe Injury Reporting

December 04, 2017
An industry attorney is urging regulated entities to refrain from reporting severe injuries and fatalities using OSHA's online portal created under the Obama administration's updated Fatality & Significant Injury Reporting Rule, saying it could put employers at risk for litigation or enforcement. During a webinar last month, “OSHA's Fatality, Hospitalization & Amputation Reporting Rule: Lessons Learned,” Eric Conn, of the firm Conn Maciel Carey, which represents industry clients, cautioned employers that it would be a “mistake” to report incidents via...

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