"Since high injury rates are a sign of poor management, no employer wants to be seen publicly as operating a dangerous workplace," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels.
Final Rule Issued:
On May 11, 2016 OSHA issued a final rule to modernize injury data collection to better inform workers, employers, the public and OSHA about workplace hazards. OSHA requires many employers to keep a record of injuries and illnesses (OSHA 300 logs) to help these employers and their employees identify hazards, fix problems and prevent additional injuries and illnesses.
How it Works:
Under the new rule, all establishments who are required to keep those records of injury and illness (OSHA 300 logs) with 250+ employees must electronically submit to OSHA their OSHA 300, 300A, 301 forms.
Establishments with 20-249 employees in certain industries, such as construction must electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A only.
OSHA will then post these records on the agency's website.
The new requirements take effect August 10, 2016
Submissions Start Date:
Phased in data submissions begin in 2017.
Want to Know More?
If you're uncertain or want to know more, you can visit the OSHA website. if you need our help establishing your records, creating guidance and policy or training employees in OSHA record keeping; simply let us know.
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