Core Provisions: This legislation is intended to increase employers’ reporting requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Within 12 months of its enactment, this legislation would require the Secretary of Labor to prescribe regulations mandating that employers, who maintain more than one establishment and employ at least 500 employees, report work-related deaths, injuries, and illnesses. Employers would need to maintain accurate records and make periodic reports to the Secretary of Labor on (1) the number and rates of work-related deaths, injuries, and illnesses and (2) compliance data regarding inspections conducted by OSHA. The regulations would also require employers to identify each establishment and whether each establishment has been acquired, sold, or transferred since the last report.
Status: H.R. 2113 was introduced by Rep. Phil Hare (D-IL) on April 27, 2009 and referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.