OSHA Requires More Firms to Electronically Report Workplace Injury Data
OSHA’s July 21 final rule amending workplace illness and injury reporting requirements requires manufacturers and many other employers to electronically submit injury and illness information to OSHA that employers are already required to keep under the recordkeeping regulation.
Specifically, OSHA is amending its regulation to require establishments with 100 or more employees in plastics products manufacturing and certain other designated industries to electronically submit information from their OSHA Forms 300 and 301 to OSHA once a year. Establishments with 20 to 249 employees in certain industries will continue to be required to electronically submit information from their OSHA Form 300A annual summary to OSHA once a year. All establishments with 250 or more employees that are required to keep records under OSHA’s injury and illness regulation will also continue to be required to electronically submit information from their Form 300A to OSHA on an annual basis.
OSHA intends to post the collected establishment-specific, case-specific injury and illness information online, reasoning that this accessibility will ultimately result in the reduction of occupational injuries and illnesses. Contact John Schweitzer for more information.