OSHA Proposes New Electronic Filing Requirements for Tracking Workplace Injuries

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has issued a proposed rule to amend the current procedures for reporting workplace injuries and illnesses. Under the proposed rule, establishments with 100 or more employees in the highest-hazard industries would be required to electronically submit Forms 300 and 301 once a year to OSHA, along with the already required submission of Form 300A. This rule was previously amended in 2019 to require only Form 300A be submitted instead of the two more detailed forms.

Establishments with 20 or more employees in certain high-hazard industries must continue to electronically submit Form 300A yearly; however, the proposed rule removes the Form 300A submission requirement for certain establishments with more than 250 employees that are not in high-hazard industries. (The term “high-hazard” includes auto-parts manufacturers and retailers.)

As background, OSHA requires employers with more than 10 employees in most industries to keep records of occupational injuries and illnesses. The information is recorded on Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) with a supplemental Form 301 if providing additional details about the injury or illness. At the end of each year, employers are required to complete OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and post the form in a visible location in the workplace.

Additional information can be found on the OSHA website.  

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