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OSHA Memorandum on Safety Incentive Disincentive Policies-Update

Tuesday August 07, 2012

OSHA Director David Michaels has responded to PMPA's letter challenging several aspects of the OSHA March 12, 2012 Memorandum on Employer Safety Incentive and Disincentive Policies and Practices. Link here: http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/whistleblowermemo.html

PMPA felt that the guidance document removed employer authorities and tools to assure they could meet their obligations to maintain a safe workplace. PMPA has summarized the Director’s comments. Employer’s rights to discipline and offer incentives are maintained. Positive Incentives for safety performance remain targeted by OSHA as potentially discriminatory and dissuasive of reporting injuries. Links to all documents are provided. For further information contact Miles Free milesfree@pmpa.org

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