OSHA Issues Final Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Provisions call for employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they already record.

OSHA has a new electronic reporting rule for reporting injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The reason for this rule is that OSHA feels that making injury information publicly available will nudge employees to focus more on safety.

However, only certain industries and certain sized companies are affected by this new rule. If you are “lucky” enough to operate in an industry within the OSHA designated NAICS code, you may have to file this info electronically, in addition to recording it on their onsite OSHA Injury and Illness forms.

New reporting requirements will be phased in over two years.

For more information or to find out what your requirements are,  please visit the OSHA website.

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