AGC Pushes Back on New OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements

AGC intensified its effort to dissuade the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from interpreting its new recordkeeping regulations to restrict drug testing or safety incentive programs by pressing for a formal audience with the top OSHA official.

At the heart of the controversy surrounding the new regulations are two provisions that have many practical and legal problems. At the moment, AGC of America is focusing on two such problems.  Firstly, OSHA has threatened to interpret these provisions to prohibit mandatory post-incident drug testing.  Secondly, the agency has similarly threatened to construe them to restrict safety incentive programs, specifically any programs that link their rewards to the number of incidents reported to the employer.

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