OSHA relieves contractors from some electronic recordkeeping

January 25, 2019

One of the biggest objections to the original rule, when proposed, was that the information included on the more detailed forms would compromise both employee and employer privacy since the forms would be available to the public.

Construction industry trade groups like the National Association of Home Builders were also concerned that some of the published information, like how many hours employees worked, would give companies an unfair glimpse into their competitors’ operations. The group also argued the documents would mislead the public about a company’s safety record since there would be no information included on the actions taken to increase safety in the workplace following an incident.

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