The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published new rules on injury and illness reporting that will impact many businesses across the country.
In order to help prevent work-related injuries and illnesses, OSHA has for decades required employers to keep track of their workers’ injuries and illnesses by recording them in what is often called an “OSHA log.” Under a final rule that becomes effective January 1, 2017, OSHA will revise its requirements for recording and submitting records of workplace injuries and illnesses to require that some of this recorded information be submitted electronically for posting to the OSHA website.
OSHA will not impose any new data reporting requirements (for now) on employers that are not currently required to report data, but simply require them to file the data electronically. OSHA will then post certain information from the reports on its website for public consumption.
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