May 1, 2002: OSHA Begins Penalizing Employers For Improper Recordkeeping

April 01, 2002

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) new recordkeeping regulations became effective on January 1, 2002.  OSHA, however, has agreed to refrain from enforcing the regulations during the first 120 days of the rule, or until May 1, 2002.  OSHA will not issue citations for recordkeeping violations for the first 120 days, provided that employers are attempting “in good faith” to meet their new recordkeeping obligations and agree to correct their records to comply with the new rule.

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