Matt Deffebach in Bloomberg BNA: Critics Challenge OSHA Safety Incentive Rule for Vagueness


OSHA's new rule for workplace safety incentive programs is raising questions from attorneys looking at how the agency will enforce the requirements. The rule issued May 12 (81 Fed. Reg. 29,624) attempts to regulate incentive programs by for the first time allowing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to cite employers whenever OSHA concludes a program discouraged workers from telling supervisors about on-the-job injuries and illnesses (92 OHD, 5/12/16)...

Matthew Deffebach, an attorney with Hayes and Boone LLP, told Bloomberg BNA May 16 that OSHA should follow the example it set with its temporary worker initiative, where the agency has published several guides for employers and temporary worker agencies to follow.

“It would be great to have more illustrations and examples of things that are reasonable,” Deffebach said.

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