OSHA Takes Next Step to Finalize Injury and Illness Record-Keeping Changes

This article comes from NFGA's April 21st newsletter.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) forwarded its latest injury and illness recording proposal to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for final review on April 7.

As proposed, the rule would largely revert back to the agency’s 2016 regulation by requiring employers “with 100 or more employees in certain designated industries to electronically submit information from their OSHA Forms 300, 301, and 300A to OSHA once a year.”

OSHA also notes that it “intends to post the data from the proposed annual electronic submission requirement on a public website.”

As a Coalition of Workplace Safety member, NGFA submitted comments to OSHA outlining concerns with the agency’s proposed rule.

The coalition is led by organizations including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

In the comments submitted to OSHA, the coalition expressed concerns with the agency’s attempt to require electronic submission of employer summary data and individual employee injury and illness data.