On July 17, 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced the final rule requiring certain employers in designated high-hazard industries to electronically submit injury and illness information (which they are already required to keep) to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on an annual basis. The rule is effective January 1, 2024.
Establishments with 100 or more employees in designated high-hazard industries must electronically submit information from their Form 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses and Form 301 Injury and Illness Incident Reports to OSHA once a year. This data is in addition to Form 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses.
To improve data quality, establishments are required to include their legal company name when making electronic submissions to OSHA from their injury and illness records.
OSHA will publish some of the data collected on its website to allow employers, employees, potential employees, employee representatives, as well as customers, researchers and the general public to use information about a company’s workplace safety and health record to make informed decisions.