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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration agreed to not cite employers for violations of its new record-keeping rule for the first 120 days of 2002, provided employers make a good faith effort to track workplace injuries.
The rule goes into effect Jan. 1.
The agreement was part of a settlement OSHA reached with the National Association of Manufacturers, which had filed a lawsuit challenging the agency's record-keeping rule.
In the settlement, OSHA also clarified that an injury would be considered work-related "if, and only if, an event or exposure in the work environment is a discernible cause of the injury or illness or of a significant …