Valerie Butera Featured in “OSHA Proposal Clarifies the Requirement to Maintain Accurate Records of Work-Related Injuries, Illnesses”

Home Health Line

Valerie Butera, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was featured in the Home Health Line article, “OSHA Proposal Clarifies the Requirement to Maintain Accurate Records of Work-Related Injuries, Illnesses.

Following is an excerpt:

Home health agencies and other employers that fail to document a “recordable” workplace injury or illness could potentially be cited by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) up to five years after the incident, if a new proposal from OSHA is finalized.

The proposal, posted today on the Federal Register’s website, comes three years after a Washington D.C. circuit court judge said OSHA could only cite employers within six months after employers omit recordable information from records, err in recordkeeping or falsify records, notes Valerie Butera, a Washington, D.C.-based labor and employment attorney at Epstein Becker & Green.