Proposed Changes to OSHA’s Electronic Reporting Requirements for Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
The US Department of Labor has announcement certain proposed changes to its current requirements for electronic reporting of occupational accidents and diseases. According to the DOL Press releaseWhile establishments with 20 or more employees in certain high-risk industries would continue to be required to electronically submit their OSHA Form 300A annual summary information, the proposed rule:
- Require establishments with 100 or more employees in other high-risk 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 that are not part of a designated industry to electronically submit their Form 300A information to OSHA each year.
- Require facilities to include their company name when submitting electronic submissions to OSHA.
DOL accepts public comment on rule hereuntil May 31, 2022. The DOL will then consider the comments and may make changes to the proposed rule before issuing a final rule.