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House Overturns OSHA’s 2015 Recordkeeping Amendment Stemming from the Volks Case

Tuesday, March 7, 2017  
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By EHS Today

In one of the first in what probably will be a long line of changes for recent regulations and amendments promulgated by OSHA during the Obama administration, the U.S. House of Representatives on March 1 passed H. J. Res 83, a resolution of disapproval, under the Congressional Review Act.

Introduced by Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), chairman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, the resolution would block OSHA’s Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness. The rule is  referred to by the committee as the “Volks” rule because of the legal case that triggered the clarification.

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