This resolution would overturn a Dept. of Labor regulation that extended the window in which the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can cite employers for record-keeping violations in their health and safety logs from six months to five years. The Occupational Health and Safety Act set the timeframe at six months, but the Labor Dept. finalized a rule extending that timeframe to five years during the final weeks of the Obama administration.
Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress is able to overturn regulations finalized within the last 60 legislative days with simple majority votes on a joint resolution of disapproval in both chambers and the president’s signature. CRA resolutions also prevent the federal agency that created the regulation from issuing a similar rule without being directed to do so by Congress.