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Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Partner Discusses California Volks Rule


In the Business Insurance article “California seeks to take up mantle on workplace from OSHA,” Howard Mavity, co-chair of Fisher Phillips Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice comments on the California Volks rule, an OSHA rule that is aimed to clarify whether employers have a continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate record of each recordable injury and illness for five years.

California is aiming to take hold of workplace safety reporting requirements that were adopted under the Obama administration. Howard tells the reporter, “Presumably, California is at some point, going to try to reinstitute – before the feds do, if the feds ever do – the requirement for more detailed descriptions.” He urges California employers to take this opportunity to go through records dating back five years to ensure they are correct.

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