01 Oct OSHA Electronic Reporting Rule
On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) issued a final rule that requires certain establishments to report
information from their injury and illness records to OSHA electronically.
The final rule also solidified anti-retaliation protections for employees.
The 2016 rule did not create additional recordkeeping obligations, but
instead requires some entities to electronically submit already-required
records to OSHA. These requirements became effective on Jan. 1, 2017,
but the initial compliance deadlines were phased in through 2019.
Under the rule, covered establishments with 250 or more employees
were required to report information from OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and
301, and smaller covered establishments were required to submit
information only from OSHA Form 300A, every year. On Jan. 25, 2019,
however, OSHA issued a new final rule that removes the electronic
submission requirements for data from Forms 300 and 301.
This Compliance Overview provides an overview of the electronic
reporting requirements under the 2016 final rule, as amended in 2019.