DOL Announces Proposed Rule on Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
On March 28, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced proposed amendments to its occupational injury and illness recordkeeping regulation.
According to DOL’s press release, the proposed rule would:
- Require establishments with 100 or more employees in certain high-hazard industries to electronically submit information from their OSHA Forms 300, 301 and 300A to OSHA once a year.
- Update the classification system used to determine the list of industries covered by the electronic submission requirement.
- Remove the current requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees not in a designated industry to electronically submit information from their Form 300A to OSHA annually.
- Require establishments to include their company name when making electronic submissions to OSHA.
Establishments with 20 or more employees in certain high-hazard industries would continue to be required to electronically submit information from their OSHA Form 300A annual summary to OSHA annually.
OSHA intends to post the data from the proposed annual electronic submission requirement on a public website after identifying and removing information that reasonably identifies individuals directly, such as individuals’ names and contact information.
In 2019, the Trump DOL issued the Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule, which eliminated the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) to OSHA annually. Under the 2019 final rule, covered establishments are only required to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) to OSHA.
The public will have 60 days to submit comments after the proposed rule is published in the Federal Register.
Learn more about OSHA’s Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements.