OSHA Reporting Rule Changes Announced

In a recent announcement, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced proposed rules designed to amend federal occupational injury/illness recordkeeping regulations (29 CFR 1904.41).  According to OSHA, “the current regulation requires certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness information to OSHA.” Under the proposed rule, “certain establishments in certain high-hazards industries would be required to electronically submit additional information from their Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, as well as their Injury and Illness Incident Report.”

One of the biggest takeaways from this notice is that under the proposed rule, employers with 100 or more employees (in certain high-hazard industries, which includes most manufacturing facilities) will be required to submit Form 300 Log and Form 301 Incident Report information once a year to OSHA (in addition to the annual electronically submittal of Form 300A). If your company falls into this category, be advised that your procedures may change if this rule goes into effect. Those wishing to submit comments on the rule revisions may do so through May 31, 2022.


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