OSHA published a proposed rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, on March 30, 2022 that would require:
- Establishments with 20 or more employees, in certain high-hazard industries, continue to electronically submit Form 300A Annual Summary information once a year to OSHA.
- Establishments with 100 or more employees in the highest-hazard industries to submit Form 300 Log and Form 301 Incident Report information once a year to OSHA. These establishments would continue to be required to electronically submit information from their Form 300A Annual Summary.
In addition, establishments with 250 or more employees, not in designated high-hazard industries, would no longer be required to electronically submit recordkeeping information to OSHA.
OSHA believes that the electronic submission of establishment-specific and case-specific information from the Forms 300 and 301 will improve workplace safety and health by:
- allowing OSHA to use its resources more effectively by better enabling the Agency to identify workplaces where workers are at greatest risk from specific hazards, and to target its compliance assistance and enforcement efforts accordingly,
- improving the ability of employers to compare their own injury and illness data on hazards with the data from similar establishments in the same industry,
- improving the ability of stakeholders to make more informed decisions using recent establishment-specific, case-specific, injury/illness information, and
- improving research on occupational safety and health.
Read the proposed rule. You may submit comments on the proposed rule electronically to the federal docket folder (number OSHA-2021-0006) on the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal Regulations.gov. You may also review comments submitted by members of the public including workers and worker groups, affected industries, and other interested parties. In addition, you may examine all supporting materials for the proposed rule on this site. Read More
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