OSHA postpones enforcement of new workplace rules again

The “anti-retaliation” provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that were expected to be implemented in November have been moved, an article, posted by the Society for Human Resource Management, reported on October 26.

The new OSHA rule will require employers to remind employees of their rights to report any workplace hazards or accidents. Employers, on the other hand, have a duty to notify OSHA of any harm or illnesses happening in their workplace. The new law initially was scheduled to be implemented on August 10, however, it was rescheduled on November 1 then it was moved again on December 1. Though the implementation of the “anti-retaliation” provision has been moved, an attorney has suggested that employers should now start implementing the provision. Provisions regarding post-incident drug testing and safety incentives have been moved to December 1 as well.

Though rules are created to promote workplace safety, there are still an unfortunate number of incidents of workers getting injured or falling ill. If this happened to you in Minnesota, an attorney of Robert Wilson & Associates may offer you legal assistance for you to get your workers’ compensation benefits in a timely manner. Call us today at (612) 334-3444 to find out how we may work on your behalf.