OSHA Extends Comment Deadline on Proposed Illness and Injury Reporting Regulation
February 18, 2014 07:35 AM
The Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing to amend its recordkeeping regulations to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and illness information employers are already required to keep under OSHA’s regulations for recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses.
OSHA will require organizations that have 250 or more employees to electronically submit detailed injury reports on a quarterly basis. The proposed rule will also require organizations that have 20 or more employees in certain designated industries to electronically submit the OSHA summary form on an annual basis.
Additionally, OSHA will require all employers who receive notification from OSHA to electronically submit specified information from their injury and illness records to OSHA. The proposed rule does not add to or change any employer’s obligations under current regulations to complete and retain the injury and illness records.
OSHA intends provide a secure Web site for the data collection where by organizations will register and be assigned a login ID and password.
Comments on the proposed rule have been extended to March 8, 2014, however, since March 8, 2014 falls on a Saturday, OSHA will be accepting comments through Monday, March 10.
Comments may be submitted in three ways:
Fax: If your submission, including attachments, does not exceed 10 pages, to the OSHA docket office at (202) 693–1648
Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: OSHA Docket Office, Docket Number OSHA–2013– 0023, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–2625, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210.
To view the proposed rule click here.