OSHA Issues Final Rule on Electronic Reporting of Injuries and Illnesses

To protect worker privacy, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is amending the recordkeeping regulation by rescinding the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Forms 300 and 301. These establishments will continue to be required to maintain those records on-site, and OSHA will continue to obtain them as needed through inspections and enforcement actions. In addition to required reporting after severe injuries occur at the workplace, establishments will continue to submit information from their Form 300A.

OSHA is also amending the recordkeeping regulation to require covered employers to submit their Employer Identification Number (EIN) electronically along with their injury and illness data submission, which will facilitate use of the data and may help reduce duplicative employer reporting.

You can read the full report from Janet Kopenhaver here.

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