Who Could Be Effected for Better or Worse?
In an effort to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses (300, 3001, and 300A), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), proposed to amend its record keeping requirements for certain employers on March 30, 2022.
In this new proposal OSHA is seeking to:
- Require establishments with 100 or more employees in certain designated industries to electronically submit their OSHA Forms (300, 301, and 300A) once a year.
- Require establishments with 20 or more employees in certain industries to electronically submit their OSHA Form 300A annually once a year.
- Update the classification system used to determine what industries are covered by the electronic submission requirements.
- Would remove current requirements for establishments with 250 or more employees not in designated industries.
- Publish the data on public website after redacting sensitive identifying information such as individual’s names and contact information.
- Require establishments to include their company name when making electronic submissions to OSHA
OSHA has said it will take comments on the proposed rule until May 31, 2022. To submit a comment, visit https://www.regulations.gov (which is the Federal e-Rulemaking portal and follow the instructions. For a full look at the proposed rule, you can find it HERE!
I am sure you’re asking yourself “how can this help improve injury and illness in the workplace?” Well, per OSHA, “the new collection [approach] would provide establishment specific, case specific injury and illness data for analysis that are not currently possible [due to limited resources available].” In essence, this allows OSHA to focus on the industries that have the highest level of injury and illness.
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