Mon March 6, 2017

The House of Representatives on March 1 passed a resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule that was finalized in the last days of Obama Administration. The “Volk’s Rule” increases the time that OSHA can penalize an employer for violations in illness and injury recordkeeping from six months after a violation to five years after a violation. H. J. Res 83 passed by vote of 231-191 and heads to the Senate for consideration.