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September 22, 2023

OSHA Backs Broad ‘Work-Relatedness’ Test Under Recordkeeping Rule

September 12, 2023 at 5:17 PM
OSHA is taking a broad view of when a worker’s injury can be considered “work-related” in a new guidance letter holding that an unprovoked car crash and shooting on public roads still meets the test, and rejecting an employer’s suggestion that such “unforeseeable third-party criminal acts” can overcome the general presumption that any on-the-job incident falls under the agency’s recordkeeping mandates. The letter , dated May 17 but only recently posted to OSHA’s website for such guidance, says “The issue...

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