Injury and illness recordkeeping is a perennial pain point for employers, and the past several years have seen numerous changes to an already confusing regulation. At BLR’s Safety Summit 2019, taking place from April 8–10 in Austin, Texas, safety law expert Adele Abrams, Esq., will deliver OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping & Reporting, a full-day […]
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The California Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has scheduled an advisory committee meeting for May 9, 2019, to discuss electronic submission of injury and illness records.
OSHA announced today that it has issued a final rule eliminating the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from the OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report). Covered establishments—establishments with 250 or more employees that are required to […]
On October 10, 2018, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) issued an emergency proposal that would amend its State Plan to require designated employers in the state to electronically submit to federal OSHA their Cal/OSHA Form 300A, which contains data on occupational injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2017; under the proposal, the […]
Three public interest groups have petitioned the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to order OSHA to lift its suspension of portions of its rule requiring employers to electronically submit to OSHA certain information about injuries and illnesses that occur in their workplaces. According to the petition before the court, OSHA suspended the […]
OSHA has published a proposed rule rescinding the requirement for large employers to electronically submit injury and illness data from OSHA Forms 300 and 301, while retaining the requirement for covered employers to electronically submit data from the 300A annual summary.
OSHA’s proposed revisions to the 2016 final rule to Improve the Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses have cleared the Office of Management and Budget, meaning that a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is likely to be published in the Federal Register soon.
Following a review of its 2016 final rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, also known as the electronic recordkeeping rule, OSHA has corrected an implementation error that affects the compliance obligations of employers in state-plan states.
An unsuccessful attempt to prohibit OSHA from enforcing anti-retaliation provisions contained in the agency’s recordkeeping regulations means the rules are now on the books and enforceable. Get more on this significant legal decision here.
By Al Vreeland OSHA’s new electronic recordkeeping rule, finalized in May, requires certain employers to submit injury and illness data to OSHA. But it also includes provisions intended to prevent employers from retaliating against employees who report injuries, among them a caution against postaccident drug testing. Here’s what guest columnist Al Vreeland thinks about the […]