Federal Spotlight: NAM files suit to block OSHA’s workplace injury and illness rule

July 14, 2016

The National Association of Manufacturers filed a lawsuit Friday blocking new requirements issued by the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, “for manufacturers to report all workplace injuries and illnesses.” Linda Kelly, senior vice president and general counsel for The National Association of Manufacturers, said.

OSHA’s new requirements, issued May 12, take effect Aug 10. It will require “about 466,000 worksites to electronically submit annual injury and illness log data to OSHA, enabling the agency to post on its public website summaries of each establishment’s records.” The electronic submission requirement begins next year and will be phased in through 2019.