Proposed Changes to OSHA’s Electronic Reporting Requirements for Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced some proposed changes to its current electronic reporting requirements for workplace injuries and illnesses. According to the DOL’s press release, while establishments with 20 or more employees in certain high-hazard industries would continue to be required to electronically submit information from their OSHA Form 300A annual summary, the proposed rule would:
- Require establishments with 100 or more employees in other certain high-hazard industries to electronically submit information from their OSHA Forms 300, 301 and 300A to OSHA once a year.
- Update the classification system used to determine the list of industries covered by the electronic submission requirement.
- Remove the current requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees not in a designated industry to electronically submit information from their Form 300A to OSHA annually.
- Require establishments to include their company name when making electronic submissions to OSHA.
The DOL is accepting comments from the public on the rule here, through May 31, 2022. The DOL will then consider the comments and may make changes to the proposed rule before issuing a final rule.