OSHA’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) white paper outlines its enhanced focus on preventing workplace injuries. The I2P2 rule, which was first introduced by the Obama Administration in 2010, is intended to create a federal program that would identify all workplace safety hazards on their own and take action to resolve them. According to Burke Harvey, a handful of states, including California, Minnesota and Washington, have laws on the books that require employers to have a written health and safety plan to deal with workplace accidents. OSHA has also announced it intends to convene a Small Business Advocacy Review panel under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act in the next few months. ABA supports a safe working environment but is concerned with the over-reaching implications of the rule.
ABA will continue tracking this issue as it develops and will likely discuss it during the spring Safety meeting.
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ABA Safety Meeting
May 8-9, 2012