Changes proposed by OSHA would make injury and illness data public
Three main changes to its record keeping regulations have been proposed by OSHA.
First, Forms 300 and 300A which are submitted to OSHA containing injury and illness records and for companies that had 250 or more employees in the previous calendar year would need to electronically submit information.
Second, establishments that are currently required to keep injury and illness records, that had 20 or more employees in the previous calendar year, and are in certain “designated industries” would need to electronically submit information annually to OSHA from their Form 300A Annual Summary.
Third, OSHA is looking to require all employers that receive notification from OSHA to electronically submit specified information from Forms 300 and 300A to OSHA or OSHA’s designee as requested.