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HJR 83 Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to "Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness"

February 28, 2017
(House)

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY

H.J. Res. 83 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to "Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness"
(Rep. Byrne, R-AL)


The Administration strongly supports House passage of H.J. Res. 83. The resolution would nullify the final rule titled "Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness," 81 Fed. Reg. 91792 (Dec. 19, 2016) promulgated by the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The rule purports to clarify OSHA's recordkeeping requirements by allowing OSHA to cite employers for up to five years for failing to make and maintain injury and illness records. The Administration is committed to reducing regulatory burdens on America's businesses, and this rule imposes costs on employers resulting from continuing recordkeeping obligations.

If this bill were presented to the President in its current form, his advisors would recommend that he sign it into law.