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The Birmingham Section started 2015 with a political reception at the Murray Building Co. jobsite at the old Merita Bread Bakery. More than 150 members were in attendance with city and state officials. Everyone enjoyed a tour of the site as well as barbecue from Joe McNabb and Hendrix Chevrolet.

Urge Your Senators to Repeal OSHA Rule Extending Statute of Limitations for Record Keeping Violations

Help Us Repeal OSHA Effort to Extend Statute of Limitations for Recordkeeping Violations, Fails to Improve Safety

Urge Your Senators to Support H.J.Res. 83

 
Soon, the Senate will consider repealing a rule that exposes business owners to unfair liability for honest and inadvertent paperwork mistakes related to recordkeeping. The rule – which extends the statute of limitations on recordkeeping violations from six months to five and a half years – does not improve the safety or health of your company’s workers.
 
The rule was issued by OSHA to get around a court decision involving a construction company that challenged an OSHA citation for a recordkeeping violation issued beyond six months. Two federal courts have since rebuked OSHA’s theory for issuing recordkeeping citations after six months. This rule, issued by the Obama administration in December, directly contradicts both the courts and Congress.
 
Contact your Senators and urge them to support swift passage of H.J.Res. 83 to stop OSHA’s abuse of authority.