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OSHA proposes Dec. 1 deadline for reporting injury, illness data

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Washington – OSHA is proposing to delay until Dec. 1 the compliance date for employers to electronically submit injury and illness data as part of the agency’s Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule.

The original compliance date was July 1. OSHA is seeking the delay “to provide the new administration an opportunity to review the new electronic reporting requirements prior to their implementation and allow affected entities sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system, which will not be available until August 1,” according to a notice published in the June 28 Federal Register.

The controversial rule, which went into effect Jan. 1, requires establishments with 250 or more workers to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A to the agency. OSHA intends to make the information public on its website.

Comments on the proposed extension are due July 13.

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