OSHA currently requires employers to keep track of their employees’ injuries and illnesses in an “OSHA log.” However, the agency has recently released a final rule that will also require some employers to submit these records electronically, so they can then be posted on OSHA’s website.
The following are the requirements for the new rule:
- Businesses with 250 or more employees that are required to keep injury and illness records must electronically submit OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301.
- Businesses with 20-249 employees that work in industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses must electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A.
With the new rule, OSHA hopes that employers and researchers will be encouraged to find new and innovative ways to prevent injuries and illnesses at workplaces. For more information on the recordkeeping rule, contact us at 410-268-8000. We can provide you with several comprehensive articles, including “OSHA Issues Final Rule on Electronic Reporting.”