May 9, 2022

REMINDER: Comments On New OSHA Reporting Rule Due By End Of May

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a new proposal to change its occupational injury and illness recordkeeping regulation.

The proposed changes could increase public scrutiny on some manufacturing and industrial metals establishments as it relates to illnesses and injuries. The proposal suggests requiring certain designated industries with 100 or more employees to submit information electronically.

According to OSHA, the proposal would:

  • Require establishments with 100 or more employees in certain high-hazard industries to electronically submit information from their OSHA Forms 300, 301 and 300A to OSHA once a year;
  • Update the classification system used to determine the list of industries covered by the electronic submission requirement;
  • Remove the current requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees not in a designated industry to electronically submit information from their Form 300A to OSHA annually; and
  • Require establishments to include their company name when making electronic submissions to OSHA.

Comments to the proposed changes are due May 31, 2022. More information is here.

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