Law & Order

OSHA Proposes Rule to Require Electronic Reporting of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has issued a proposed rule requiring companies with 250 or more employees to electronically submit their injury and illness records (Form 300) on a quarterly basis. The submissions would be posted on the OSHA website and made available for public inspection. Currently, employers with more than 250 workers are required to maintain a log of all workplace injuries and illnesses and post summaries of injury or illness rates in a common area for employees to inspect.

The proposed rule also adds a requirement for high-hazard employers with more than 20 employees to electronically submit their OSHA 300 Log (report of workplace injuries and illnesses) on an annual basis. Industries subject to this requirement include general manufacturing along with the automotive parts and accessories industry, and direct selling establishments.

View a full listing of impacted industries and read the proposed rule.  

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