OSHA requires that certain employers keep records of work-related illnesses and injuries. Record keeping has been required since shortly after the OSH Act was enacted in 1970. The original record keeping regulations have not changed much since then — until more recently, that is. In December of 2000, OSHA issued new record keeping regulations to clarify the existing record keeping rules and make it easier for employers to comply. The new regulations became effective January 1, 2002.

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