OSHA Extends Comment Deadline on Proposed Illness and Injury Reporting Regulation
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.