The latest issue of our weekly Workplace Safety and Health newsletter is available for viewing and contains the following articles:
FMLA Takes Precedence over OSHA’s Recordkeeping Requirements, OSHRC Rules. The confidentiality requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) take precedence over OSHA requirements that employers account for work-related injuries and illnesses on agency-mandated recording and reporting forms, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) has ruled.
MSHA Proposes New Fees for Product Testing. Fees for MSHA’s process of approving mining equipment will go up if a proposed rule issued by the agency goes into effect.
In a Federal Register notice, MSHA said it wants to increase its hourly fee to $121 from $97, for processing applications and for testing, evaluating and approving mining products under its Part 5 regulation.
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