Recordkeeping, Regulatory Developments

OSHA Finalizes Electronic Recordkeeping Rule

A final rule announced May 11 will require that thousands of establishments forward to OSHA information from injury and illness logs that they are already required to keep. Learn more about the requirements and find out how your workplace may be affected.

According to OSHA, the new rule is intended “to modernize injury data collection to better inform workers, employers, the public, and OSHA about workplace hazards.” Although employers have long been required to maintain logs of injuries and illnesses, little of this data has been accessible to the agency. The rule takes effect August 10, 2016, with phased-in data submissions beginning in 2017.

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