More Employers Will Be Required to Electronically Submit to OSHA
Employers in certain high-hazard industries will be required to electronically submit information to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Industry (OSHA) starting Jan. 1, 2024.
OSHA’s new reporting rule includes the following submission requirements:
- Workplaces with 100 or more employees in certain high-risk industries must electronically submit information from their Form 300-Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, and Form 301-Injury and Illness Incident Report to OSHA once a year. These submissions are in addition to submissions of Form 300A-Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.
- To improve data quality, establishments are required to include their legal company name when making electronic submissions to OHSA from their injury and illness records.
OHSA plans to make data public
OSHA will publish some of the injury and illness data collected on a searchable website for the public. Employee names and addresses, the names of healthcare providers who treat employees, or the location of treatment will not be collected by OSHA.
OSHA believes that providing public access to the data will reduce occupational injuries and illnesses.
Which industries are affected by the new rule?
The final rule retains the current requirements for electronic submission of information from Form 300A by establishments with 20-499 employees in certain high-hazard industries and by establishments with 250 or more employees that must routinely keep OSHA injury and illness records.
Many industries are affected by the new rule. For a complete list, please visit the OSHA website by clicking here. Examples of exempt industries include schools, banks, offices, car dealerships, medical and dental providers, bars and restaurants, and more.
Help is available
The business attorneys at O’Reilly Rancilio are available to answer your questions regarding OHSA’s new reporting requirements. To speak with an attorney, call 586-726-1000 or visit our website.