By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires most companies with 10 or more employees to keep a record of worker injuries and illnesses. The employer has typically kept the information for private reference, but OSHA will now require most larger companies to submit the data electronically to OSHA for posting on the agency’s website. The new rule applies to establishments with 250 or more employees in industries that are already required to keep work-related injury and illness records. It also applies to auto-parts manufacturers, distributors and retailers with 20 to 249 workers. OSHA estimates the rule will impact 476,000 businesses. The rule becomes effective on August 16, 2016, and will be phased-in over two years.
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