OSHA a step closer to restoring injury and illness recordkeeping requirements
Washington — A proposed rule that would restore two parts of OSHA’s injury and illness recordkeeping regulations is under review by the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
The proposed rule was submitted Oct. 1 for the required review, which has no set time frame. Once the proposal is published in the Federal Register, a comment period will begin for stakeholders and others, typically at least 30 days.
OSHA is expected to propose that establishments with 250 or more employees provide electronic submissions of their injury and illness data from Forms 300 and 301. The agency currently requires submission of only Form 300A – a yearly summary of injury and illness data – instead of the two more detailed forms.
The agency’s Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule, issued in May 2016, required those employers to submit all three forms. Under the Trump administration, OSHA changed the rule in February 2019 to require only Form 300A.