Leech Tishman

By: Daniel R. Flynn, Esq.

Yesterday, OSHA announced that it will once again postpone enforcement of the anti retaliation provisions of its injury and illness tracking rule. OSHA has extended the stay on enforcement at the request of Judge Lindsay of the Northern District of Texas “to allow additional time to consider a motion pending before the court in a case challenging the new provisions.” TEXO ABC/AGC, Inc. v. Perez, No. 3:16-CV-1998 (N.D. Tex. July 8, 2016).

Originally scheduled to begin Aug. 10, 2016, enforcement is now slated to begin on Dec. 1, 2016. To read OSHA’s Memorandum announcing the delay, please click here.

We previously issued client alerts discussing the rule itself here and OSHA’s and U.S. Steel’s Settlement, which provides guidance on the rule, here.

Leech Tishman’s OSHA Compliance, Enforcement & Litigation Subgroup has experience counseling companies on a wide range of OSHA issues. Should you have any questions on OSHA’s Injury and Illness Reporting Rules, please feel free to contacDaniel R. Flynn, a partner at Leech Tishman and chair of the firm’s Environmental Health &  Safety Practice Group. Dan also chairs the OSHA subgroup. He can be reached in our Chicago office at 630.536.1171 or dflynn@leechtishman.com.

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