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OSHA extends July 1 deadline for reporting injury, illness data

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Washington – OSHA has announced that it will be extending the deadline for certain employers to submit injury and illness data as part of its Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule published in May 2016.

The controversial rule had required the information from OSHA Form 300A, which OSHA intends to make public on its website, to be submitted electronically to the agency no later than July 1. The extension deadline had not been released at press time.

News of the extension came two days after five congressional Democrats introduced legislation that would reinstate the “Volks” rule, which was repealed April 4 by President Donald Trump. Before it was struck down, the rule required employers to keep an up-to-date and accurate chronicle of work-related injuries and illnesses.

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