The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a final rule that will require certain employers in designated high-hazard industries to electronically submit injury and illness information to the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The industries were already required to keep the records but as of January 1, 2024 will have to submit the records. The update is based on the proposed amendment was announced in March 2022.
Below is the OSHA summary on submission requirements. However, if you are not sure if the new rule applies to you, NCAICS updates are being developed. OSHA is updating the NAICS codes used in appendix A, which designates the industries required to submit their Form 300A data, and is adding appendix B, which designates the industries required to submit Form 300 and Form 301 data. Safety or the person responsible will need to check for the updates.
- Establishments with 100 or more employees in certain high-hazard industries must electronically submit information from both their Form 300-Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, and Form 301-Injury and Illness Incident Report to OSHA once a year. These submissions are in addition to submission of Form 300A-Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.
- To improve data quality, establishments are required to include their legal company name when making electronic submissions to OSHA from their injury and illness records.
- The final rule retains the current requirements for electronic submission of information from Form 300A from establishments with 20-249 employees in certain high-hazard industries and from establishments with 250 or more employees in industries that must routinely keep OSHA injury and illness records.